AUBURN, ALA. — One person is dead and four people were hurt after gunfire erupted at a McDonald’s near Auburn University in Alabama.
According to Auburn police, a shooter opened fire about 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the fast-food restaurant near the university campus, killing a 20-year-old Tuskegee man. Four others were wounded, including a 16-year-old boy with serious injuries and a 17-year-old boy, 19-year-old woman and 21-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Authorities said they believe the incident was not a random shooting.
“Preliminarily, information has been obtained that an altercation occurred just prior to an exchange of gunfire that resulted in the injuries,” police said.
Auburn University’s emergency notification system wrote on its Twitter page that there’s no indication of an active threat to the campus community. Officials urged to report suspicious activity.
The university initially said the suspect is still at large. Police, in an updated news release, did not provide information about the suspect.
Police say they do not believe the shooting was random and an investigation is ongoing.
No further details were immediately available.