Sunday, June 10, 2012

Auburn Football Players Killed In Off Campus Shootings

Auburn awaits an official statement from city officials after a shooting at University Heights apartment complex on West Longleaf Drive Saturday night. (Danielle Lowe / PHOTO EDITOR)
Auburn Police Reconstruct The Crime Scene of Several Auburn Players Death's After An Off  Campus Shooting photo credit: the Auburn Plainsman

Auburn Shootings
Both Auburn current and ex-players involved in off campus shooting : photo credit: collegefootballtalk
 What Is This World Coming To? This morning the Auburn Tigers are mourning the loss of several football players. Sources are reporting the death of two Former Auburn Players. Both Ed Christian and Ladarious Philips have been confirmed dead after an off campus shooting Saturday night. This shooting resulted in 7 people total wounded and two dead. Amongst, the wounded is current Auburn Player Eric Mack. Breaking news per 95.7 Jamz, released a statement from one individual who remained nameless, " He stated this was one of those incidents where we all were trying to avoid trouble, and the trouble ended up staring us in the face", " He further states, " This all started over a female, and it actually had nothing to do with us, This was all over a female." Auburn Police will conduct a news conference today at 1p.m. How sad is this so much talent, and wit, relenquished, with the blink of an eye, over non-sense. I hope and pray that Auburn Police have captured the gunman that's responsible for this unfortunate mishap. Here is the story as I read it. 

The Auburn Plainsman reports

FormerAuburnfootballplayersEd Christian and Ladarious Phillips have been confirmed dead after a shooting Saturday night, according to

At least seven including Christian and Phillips were shot, according to Charles Goldberg of

The article also said witnesses also disclosed the identity of the shooter toAuburnpolice.

The shooting occurred at University Heights apartment complex on West Longleaf Drive, according to police reports.

A press conference will take place at the City Council chambers at 1 p.m. at Ross Street,Auburnpolice announced.

According to Phillip Marshall of, "Current player Eric Mack is wounded, but is in no danger."

Social media notifications from current and former footballplayersclaim Christian and Phillips died, butAuburnpolice have neither confirmed or denied this information.

According to his Twitter feed, Mack said, "I appreciate all the love and prayers for me and two lost homies. May god be with their families."

The only information confirmed thus far fromAuburnPolice is multiple gunshot victims at University Heights.

Auburnpolice will release more information at the press conference being held at University Heights today at 1 p.m.

The altercation was possibly ignited because of a dispute about a woman, according to several bystanders interviewed outside of University Heights Saturday night.

Check back for more updates as we continue to update information as soon as possible.

Read more:The Auburn Plainsman - Multiple people reportedly shot at University Heights

CollegeFootballTalk  is also reporting,

While details are very sketchy at this point in time, it appears that the Auburn football program has been hit by tragedy following an off-campus shooting very late Saturday night.

According to various reports, three people were killedand two were critically wounded at a party at an apartment complex.  The Auburn Plainsman reported that one of the dead is a current member of the football team and another is a former player — we’re not naming them here until official word comes down — based on tweets from various members of the football program.
The Auburn Police Department is expected to conduct a press conference at noon ET today.
The Plainsman wrote that the shooting stemmed from an “altercation possibly ignited because of a dispute about a girl.”
No arrests have been made, or at least been announced by the police department.
UPDATED 10:52 a.m. ET: The Associated Press offered up the following eyewitness account to the shooting.
Turquorius Vines, 23, said he was at the pool party Saturday evening at the University Heights apartments with one of his friends. He said he and his friend were approached by two other men who started arguing with them over a woman.
Vines said he punched one of the men, while his friend hit both of the men over the head with a bottle. Either one or both of the two men then started shooting, he said. He said his friend was shot and killed, while two others also were hit by gunfire. Vines said he had never before seen the men who he had been arguing with.
Additionally, the Birmingham News is reporting that two ex-Auburn footballplayers are dead and one current player was wounded in the shooting.  Given the conflicting reports, we’ll again hold off naming specific names until official word comes down from the university and/or the police, the latter of which is expected to hold a press conference at noon.
UPDATED 12:24 p.m. ET: The Auburn Police Department press conference is now scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.

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