UPDATE: Auburn Police Confirm Two Former Auburn Tiger Players, One Student Dead
Reports of multiple casualties in an overnight shooting at an apartment complex near Auburn University has fans waiting anxiously for news on whether any football players were involved.
UPDATE: Big Lead Sports reports that Auburn, Ala. police confirm two former Auburn Tigers football players and one student were killed in overnight shooting.
Update from Auburn Police Department
Auburn police confirm that former Auburn Tiger football players Edward Christian and Ladarious Phillips have both passed away as a result of gunshot wounds.
Christian, 20 years old, was deceased at the scene.
Phillips, 20 years old, was transported to a East Alabama Medical Center but was also pronounced deceased at the scene.
Also deceased upon arrival at East Alabama Medical Center was Auburn student Demario Pitts, 20 years old.
Xavier Moss, 19 years old, was also transported to East Alabama Medical Center treated for gunshot wounds and released from the hospital.
John Robertson, 20 years old, is currently fighting for his life with a gunshot wound to the head.
Eric Mack, 20 years old, is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at East Alabama Medical Center.
Desmonte Leonard is the active suspect in the shootings. Two other persons of interest are asked to come forward along with Mr. Leonard.
A motive was not released, but Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson did confirm that the shooting took place at a party and that police are working with several other departments to find the suspect.
Reports of a multiple shooting at an apartment complex near Auburn University in Alabama overnight has football fans anxiously awaiting more information.
Several members of the Auburn football team are reported to live in that apartment complex. Multiple news outlets are reporting from one to three people dead and others injured following an argument at a pool party over a woman.
Fox News reports that possibly three people are dead, but that police sources are keeping information close to their chests. Nobody has been able to confirm the exact number of victims or the identity of any of the casualties. The gunman is reported to still be on the loose. Reports are that parts of the complex have been evacuated as police conduct investigations.