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Three Killed in Shooting at Auburn Apartment Complex EDIT: Suspect in Custody

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Seeing some info on-line about a shooting at a party at Auburn. Alleged victims may include current & former Auburn football players.

    Twitter feed from a WLTZ (NBC affiliate) reporter: https://twitter.com/#!/chambc1

    And this from a couple of messageboards: http://www.secrant.com/rant/p/34001738/Frmr-AU-Players-Phillips-and-Christian-with-Cur-Player-Mack-Allegedly-Shot.aspx

    http://www.aufamily.com/forums/topic/79886-terrible-news/

    Anyone from SECSportsJournalists.com on this?

    EDIT: WSFA confirms shooting took place. No confirmation on victims: http://www.wsfa.com/story/18747849/shooting-at-auburn-apt-complex

    EDIT: WTVM confirms three killed in shooting: http://www.wtvm.com/story/18747923/shooting-in-auburn
     
  2. blkbamabelle

    blkbamabelle New Member

    Re: Shooting at Auburn

    From what I'm reading on twitter, it looks like it could be true and one of the players maybe dead. Happened at a pool party from what is being reported.
     
  3. Re: Shooting at Auburn

    Doubt anyone from SJ would post now if they're trying to cover this. Just got a scare on my beat with a plane coming back from the NCAA Championships at Des Moines having cracked glass in the cockpit at 37,000 feet and having to make a scary landing (reportedly via Twitter).

    Here's a picture of the cockpit:

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    Everyone on the plane is safe, so obviously this news out of Auburn is much, much more scary. Thoughts and prayers to all involved.
     
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  4. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Re: Shooting at Auburn

    I'm seeing the same thing on Twitter. WSFA-TV posted a short blip on their website, but no further details were given.

    I have a bad feeling about this.
     
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooting at Auburn

    Yet to be confirmed but it appears two former Auburn football players died - one at the scene, one at the hospital - and a current player is being treated at the hospital. Shooting may have been the result of an argument over a girl.
     
  6. Re: Shooting at Auburn

    Chad Slade has tweeted his roommate has passed (Ed Christian). Zeke Pike tweeted something to the effect of two players looking out for them from above now.
     
  7. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooting at Auburn EDIT: Three Killed

    I've heard that Christian and Phillips have died; Mack is in stable condition.
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: Shooting at Auburn EDIT: Three Killed

    That's on Twitter, but we all know Twitter isn't the place to confirm names.
     
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooting at Auburn EDIT: Three Killed

    Just tapped into Exchange at home, sounds like there's won't be much more known (or at least released) until later.

    EDIT: From reporter at scene:
    http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/06/at_scene_of_auburn_apartment_s.html
     
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Three dead in Auburn shooting

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/us/report-of-a-multiple-shooting-near-auburn-university.xml

    Rumors everywhere that two AU football players were killed, but nothing official. What's weird is that the AP story has lots of detail from the OA News, but their website has nothing but a tiny brief. Al.com and the Columbus paper say nothing about football players, but their sports beat writers are covering it. Strange situation.
     
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Three dead in Auburn shooting

    I've seen two former and one current Auburn players dead. The current player, Eric Mack, reportedly died in the hospital.

    http://m.thetandd.com/sports/report-auburn-players-die-in-shooting/article_b07951d0-b2c3-11e1-96c4-0019bb2963f4.html

    That's all I can find, though I've seen message boards reporting Mack has died.

    Here's a string from Reddit with eyewitness accounts.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/auburn/comments/uu71d/3_au_football_players_shot_1_reported_dead/
     
  12. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Re: Three dead in Auburn shooting

    Read on Twitter that the Twitter account for the Auburn Plainsman, the school newspaper, has been suspended because too much information was being released, which is another less-important issue for another time.
     
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