Sunday, 10 June 2012

Multiple victims after shooting near Auburn University in Alabama

The police chief in the Alabama city of Auburn said early Sunday that "multiple" people are the victims of a shooting at an apartment complex, but he gave no information on the cause or the condition of the wounded.

Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson told the Opelika-Auburn News that the shooting occurred Saturday night but he had no initial comment on the circumstances, the number and identity of the victims or whether anyone was taken in to custody.
The newspaper reported that emergency vehicles had converged on the University Heights apartment complex where reports indicated many students at Auburn University reside.
An Auburn police dispatcher contacted by The Associated Press said early Sunday she had no immediate information to release. Police did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
John Atkinson, a spokesman for East Alabama Medical Center, told the newspaper that any information would be released later in coordination with the local coroner's office and the Auburn police department.
Vasha Hunt, a photographer with the Opelika-Auburn News, was at the apartment complex and told AP by telephone that authorities had erected a white tent there. But he said police kept numerous bystanders far back early Sunday while they investigated amid a falling rain early Sunday.
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