Skip to comments.Reports of multiple victims after shooting near Auburn University in Alabama
Posted on 06/10/2012 5:49:38 AM PDT by Zakeet
The police chief in the Alabama city of Auburn said early Sunday that authorities responded overnight to a report of multiple gunshot victims at an apartment complex, but he added he was not immediately releasing any further information.
Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson told the Opelika-Auburn News that police answered a report of multiple shooting victims Saturday night but he had no immediate comment on the situation, the circumstances involved or whether anyone was in custody.
The newspaper reported that several emergency vehicles had converged on the University Heights apartment complex where a number of students who attend Auburn University typically reside.
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Two former Auburn players have reportedly been shot to death early Sunday morning in Auburn.
According to KSLA, the shooting took place at University Heights apartment complex and authorities are confirming that there were multiple victims.
An unofficial report from the Auburn Plainsman, the campus newspaper from Auburn University, has said that former Tigers Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips have died while former Calhoun County standout and current Auburn Tiger Eric Mack was wounded by a gunshot. No official releases have named the victims.
Mack is allegedly in critical condition.
Ping to the list.
I have read that Ed Christian was dead at the scene. Ladarius Phillips is thought to be a victim and Ed Mack has been named as well. Things are still unsettled. I do not think the shooter has been apprehended because I haven’t seen any reports that the shooter is in custody.
I understand the fight was about a girl and that the perp was NOT a football player.
WSFA just now reported (7:57) that the search for the shooter is “on”.
Report: Two Former, One Current Auburn Football Players Shot
It’s a little odd that the victims are former players. For Auburn’s 2011 season information, two of the three named so far are listed as sophomores and one as a freshman.
Shooter probably a deranged Obama supporter.
If the shooter is black, your statement is 95% likely.
WTVM in Columbus, Ga. is reporting that 3 people are dead and 2 were injured:
News Leader 9 has confirmed three people have died in a shooting in Auburn. The shooting took place at the University Heights apartment complex late Saturday night.
Two additional victims have been seriously injured and have been taken to an area hospital. We understand police are seeking a shooter.
This from twitter:
Eric Mack. RT @Mr_Showtime60 I appreciate love and prayers for me and my two lost homies. May god be with their families.
The word is that he’ll survive.
It is rumored the fight was over “a girl.” Wow! Who is the girl? If you know, don’t tell me, but can you just imagine what her thoughts are right now?
Maybe she was being rescued.
Just found this at a sports board;
Hope it isn’t as bad as being reported. Prayers go out to all. We ( Clemson ) play Auburn in our football season opener on Sept 1.
More and more in the southern states, incidents like this are increasingly referred to by the police with the abbreviation “UND”, which is not racially sensitive. The “Usual Deal” is that it implies one or more fatalities.
Still waiting for Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton to protest “The 95%”.
It is as bad as being reported. It is fitting that things are overcast and dreary here on The Plains today.
Turquorius Vines, 23, said he was at the pool party Saturday evening at the University Heights apartments with one of his friends. He said he and his friend were approached by two other men who started arguing with them over a woman.
Vines said he punched one of the men, while his friend hit both of the men over the head with a bottle. Either one or both of the two men then started shooting, he said. He said his friend was shot and killed, while two others also were hit by gunfire. Vines said he had never before seen the men who he had been arguing with.
"It's like I lost a lung," Vines said of his friend. "I don't know how I'm going to survive this."
Several emergency vehicles had converged overnight around the University Heights apartment complex where reports indicated a number of students who attend Auburn University typically reside. The building was swathed in yellow police tape.
It appeared that the shooting happened in an archway near the apartment complex information center, near the edge of the parking lot. Five uniformed officers guarded the area, which was sealed off with crime scene tape, and a handful of crime scene investigators were at work.
This account has Vines and his dead friend as the assailants who were then shot and killed by the victims.
I have just read a rumor that the third fatallity is the girl over whom the fight was. This is so sad.
Yep....I wonder if the shooter was a white hispanic on a neighborhood watch patrol.....
I've read that over and over and I need clarification. Vines is one of the assailants or is he one of the ones who was attacked? If the victims did the shooting, how could they be victims? I understood Christian and Phillips to be the victims. Christian didn't shoot anyone. He was dead at the scene.
That account has Vines throwing the first punch and his friend breaking a bottle on someone's head; I could understand the use of deadly force in such a case if the shooters' feared for their lives. Of course the shooters may have been carrying weapons illegally and may have shot innocent bystanders after the shooters were assaulted. I wonder if the girl was there as a sexual toy for the team ... that might explain it, but that has not been mentioned; curious that her presence leading to the fight is being covered up.
I find that [lack of info about the girl] curious, too.
If it’s black-on-black it’s gone in one news cycle.
but still Bush's fault.
Turquorius Vines, who is not a student at Auburn, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he was partying with several friends, including former Auburn football players, at the University Heights complex a couple of miles from campus shortly before midnight when the gunfire broke out. It was about a female, Vines told the AJC Sunday morning. It started from a female. We were trying to get away from the trouble and it ended up right in our face. The party went from us chilling with all these females to a massacre for no reason at all, Vines said. It happened so quick, in about a second.
Witness Turquorius Vines talks about
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Not in this town, it won’t. FWIW, we’re still mad about our trees. We see this as ... words fail me. I was in Auburn in 1966 when Eddie Seibold murdered the Sinclair and Durant girls. We have not forgotten that, either.
All: if what I read is correct, Vines and his friend, his dead friend, were the perps and that the others were protecting themselves. A bottle is a lethal weapon.
Thanks for the info.
I should have said it's gone from the national news in one cycle.
“LaDarious” “Turquorius” ??!!
I realize it’s tragic when young people die like this, way before their time, but it’s difficult not to smile at some of the names. What were their parents (parent) thinking?
Is there a thread somewhere about these types of names?
The shooting apparently came after an argument and then a fight. The argument apparently did not involve any of the three victims, who were apparently killed when one of the men involved in the fight returned and began firing indiscriminately. phillip marshall
Marshall is a sportscaster here in Alabama.
Im finding it harder to care more than them about it.
I don't think the wave of violence we're seeing among Amish youth is anything to make light of.
Not the sorta news a parent wants to read on Sunday morning with their just graduated high school daughter heading to Auburn in a few weeks. Thank goodness she will be in the residence halls on campus.
The only thing I can say is that it doesn’t often happen here. I also can assure you that if a person is in the center of God’s will they are completely safe. The truth is there is no place in this world that is “safe” according to a human definition. We’re all gonna die!
I love the feel of the town of Auburn. I feel very safe sending her there vs. to Georgia Tech or MIT or CalTech. She will be in the honors dorm at The Village and we’ll be heading to our session of War Eagle Camp in just a couple of weeks and then early move-in since she will be trying out for marching band. Exciting times for our family as she is our oldest child. We’ve only been to Auburn a couple of times for Honor Band weekends the past two years and have really enjoyed those visits.
I hope she makes it into the band. It has a special comeraderie about it. Who knows? She might meet her husband there. I did.
AUBURN, Alabama — Former Auburn football players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips were shot to death and current player Eric Mack has a gunshot wound and is in the hospital following a Saturday night shooting at an apartment complex near the campus, according to two people familiar with the incident.
Two other people, perhaps more, may have been shot.
A source said Mack “will be all right.”
The band kids are really great, they were in middle and high school so I’d expect the same for college. One of her friends from high school, his first year (he’ll be a jr. this year) was able to march in the Championship game his first year and another friend that went to the “other” school was able to march in the Championship game this past year.
I still haven’t got quite use to saying War Eagle at all the meetings and such . . . but I’m sure I’ll get there soon enough.
And the three players who were shot, and whose names have been mentioned, those three were two 300 pound linemen and a 290 pound fullback. If the shooter(s) were of average size, the size difference could be used as something that caused a heightened fear and increased justification for self-defense.
What's the latest on the trees? Did they leaf out normally this Spring?
Leafing out like “normal” isn’t quite the right adjective. BUT, there has been some growth and, I understand, the new leafs, for the most part, are sticking. There’s been a lot of dead wood and so that was pruned. There is still hope.
And Updyke’s trial has been postponed again.
Think of War Eagle like aloha. It is a greeting, an identifier and an expression of much emotion.
That is so cool about the friend playing in Arizona. I didn’t get to play in a national championship, but was in the band on December 2, 1972. That was just as good. I’d rather beat that team than win the national championship. Really.
I'm sure there's a lot more to learn, but as of now it doesn't sound like those who were shot were innocent victims.
I looked up the date. :)
Sounds like there will be a news conference but it is now delayed according to Fox News.
Yeah you are right
Takes days to get the straight story
I’m waiting on the press conference, too. I’m tuned to WSFA but right now they’re reporting on a tornado warning for Geneva, AL, and point to the SE of Auburn.
It used to be that when the fight was broken up, it was over and everyone went their separate ways. In present times, the guy who was whipped goes and gets a gun and comes back to kill the guy who hurt his precious ego.