This stuff just doesn't happen in Auburn. This is very sad and senseless. My prayers and thoughts to the families of all involved.AUBURN, Ala. -- Three people were killed and two others seriously injured following a shooting at an Auburn University off-campus housing complex late Saturday, with football players feared among the victims.
The Auburn plainsman has unofficially tweeted the names of the football players that were apparently among the victims:
Here's a very, very unofficial account of what MAY have happened as posted by someone on Auburn Undercover who claims to live in the apartment complex and to have personal relationships with several of the players (again-consider the source):Originally Posted by Auburn Plainsman Tweet
He followed up with this post:Okay guys.. I actually live in the apartment complex where the shooting occurred. Right now, I have heard five people have been shot. Ed Christian is dead. LaDarious Phillips was shot and Eric Mack was shot in the hip. 2 others were non football players and were just there. The police are still out in the front gathering information. I talked to Anthony Swain about this. I played basketball with them all the time at the apartment complex. Ed was a great guy and always laughing. DeAngelo Benton was at the scene of the crime also. WDE! Thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and the Auburn Family!!
Importantly there has been no word as to whether the shooter/shooters are in police custody.I have been told by swain that De Lo (Deangelo benton) was talking to some girl was dating some other guy that was there and that approached benton. benton backed off and was just being friendly to the girl. the guys friend started talking smack and was running his mouth and benton kinda stood strong and wasnt going to let some guy talk to him like that. swain said he backed benton off and told him if we get into something then we were going to get into trouble and kicked off. they backed off and were walking away and swain said he heard multiple gun shots (like 10 or 11 and i have been told it was a 9mm). he said they ran and took off and that he didnt see the shooter. everybody fled except the people who got shot. I have now been told ladarious has been pronounced dead..
It appears the Auburn police department will hold an official press conference @ 11am