UPDATED @ 9:54 PM THREE CONFIRMED DEAD - Original Headlines: One confirmed dead in Auburn multi-victim shooting - Possble Auburn Football Players Were InjuredRIckey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 10 2012 7:24 AM
AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -
Sources confirm to WSFA 12 News that there are multiple victims involved in a shooting that occurred late Saturday evening at an apartment complex in Auburn, Alabama. At least one person is confirmed dead.
Information regarding victims, suspects, a motive or details about the case are not being released at this time. Authorities on scene are only confirming that multiple victims are involved. A specific number has not been stated.
The shooting happened around between 10 and 11pm Saturday at the University Heights apartments, a large complex near the Auburn University campus where many of Auburn University's athletes live.
There are numerous unconfirmed reports via social media outlets that some Auburn football players were injured in the shooting. WSFA 12 News cannot independently confirm any of those reports.
UPDATED @ 8:17 AM
I have found more information in the Atlanta Journal on the shooting.
The Auburn Plainsman has some additional information
UPDATED @ 10:52 AM
Former Auburn football players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips were killed in an off-campus shooting at and apartment complex early Sunday morning, and current player Eric Mack was shot and is in the hospital but not in danger, according to multiple reports.
AuburnUndercover.com and Al.com were first two confirm the news. A source told Al.com Mack “will be all right.”
The Auburn police department still has yet to confirm the victims.
UPDATED @ 3:31 PM
From Auburn - Opelika News
The suspect in an early Sunday morning shooting at an off-campus apartment complex has yet to be apprehended by Auburn police, chief Tommy Dawson said Sunday afternoon.
Desmonte Leonard, 22, a Montgomery native with no known connection with Auburn, was charged with three counts of capital murder Sunday in the death of Ed Christian, Ladarious Phillips and Demario Pitts. Christian and Phillips are former Auburn players.
A fourth victim, John Robertson, is at UAB Medical Center fighting for his life, Dawson said. Eric Mack, a current Auburn football player, is hospitalized at East Alabama Medical Center. A sixth victim, Xavier Moss, was treated and released at EAMC.
Dawson said to consider Leonard as armed and dangerous.
UPDATED @ 9:54 PM
More information on al.com. Click for link