One man was killed and four others wounded in a shooting early Sunday in Auburn.
Auburn police officers responded to a call at 2:24 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of West Magnolia Avenue, according to an Auburn Police statement. According to the Opelika-Auburn News police had cordoned off an area in front of the McDonald’s restaurant, which is just down the block from Toomer’s Corner.
Officers were already in the immediate vicinity of the call dispersing a large crowd and confirmed shots were being fired and located several victims, according to the statement.
A 20 year-old man from Tuskegee was discovered deceased, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to the statement. “Additionally, four other individuals were found to be injured from the gunfire. Three victims were transported to East Alabama Medical Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries,” according to the statement.
Those injured are a 17 year-old male and 19 year-old female, both from Opelika, a 21 year-old male Auburn University student from Hilton Head, SC. One 16 year-old male from Opelika was also flown to Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center by air ambulance with serious injuries, police stated.
“Preliminarily, information has been obtained that an altercation occurred just prior to an exchange of gunfire that resulted in the injuries,” according to the police statement.
According to the statement the incident is not believed to be a random shooting.
The shooting occurred down the block from Toomer’s Corner, a frequent gathering place for Auburn University fans to gather after football games. Auburn defeated Alabama State University 63-9 Saturday night.
The shooting remains under investigation and no further details are being released at this time, police stated.
Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division at (334) 501-3140 or at the tip line, (334) 246-1391.