Auburn University Pool Party Leads To Fatal Shooting, Football Players Among Victims
At least one person appears to have been killed and several others wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex in Alabama that houses several members of Auburn University’s football team, according to local reports.
There were conflicting reports about the number of dead.
Local television station WSFA reported that one person had been killed, while WTVM television said three people died and two were in the hospital.
Details were still murky early Sunday, but WFSA said the shooting happened between 10 and 11 p.m. on Saturday night at the University Heights apartments, a complex near campus where many of the school’s athletes live.
Witnesses said the shooting stemmed from a fight at the complex’s pool.
“It went from us chilling with females to a massacre…for no reason,” one person told the station.
Police would only confirm that “multiple” people were shot, and that they were still searching for a suspect.
Turquorius Vines, 23, told The Associated Press that he was at the pool party when the fight started.