Shooting near Auburn University campus leaves 1 dead
A shooting across the street from Auburn University's campus early Sunday killed one person and wounded four others, three of them teens, in an incident that does not appear random, police in the southeast Alabama city said.
The shooting happened hours after students had celebrated a win over Alabama State's football team Saturday evening.
Auburn city police received a report of gunfire about 2:24 a.m. (3:24 a.m. ET) on West Magnolia Avenue, a popular thoroughfare featuring bars and restaurants and forming the northern border of campus, which is home to about 30,000 students.
Officers "were already in the immediate vicinity of the call dispersing a large crowd," according to a police news release.
The university's emergency alert system sent a tweet at around 4 a.m. informing students that there had been a shooting and warning them to stay away from the area.