Two dead, several injured in apartment shooting


Former Auburn football players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips have been confirmed dead after a shooting Saturday night, according to

Six including Christian and Phillips were shot, according to Charles Goldberg of

The article also said witnesses also disclosed the identity of the shooter to Auburn police.

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, Auburn police announced.

In an email statement, President Jay Gogue said, "We're deeply saddened about last night's tragic events that impacted the Auburn community and the Auburn family. Our heart-felt condolences go out to the victims and their families. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

"We're in constant contact with area authorities and will continue to assist in any way possible. Our attention is now focused on providing care and support to those touched by this tragedy."

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

Social media notifications from current and former football players claim Christian and Phillips died, but Auburn police have neither confirmed or denied this information.

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

Phillips "was a cool guy," said Richard Trammell, University Heights resident and junior in theatre. "He stayed out of trouble. He was one of those kinds of people who made friends with everybody."

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 from Auburn Police is multiple gunshot victims at University Heights.

Although University Heights is a gated community, Trammell said people sneak through the gate.

"I can't wrap my head around that this could happen at my apartment complex," Trammell said.

Last night's gun-related altercation at University Heights was not the first of its kind to take place on their property.

On April 12, 2012, an isolated shooting incident occurred in Building 13 of University Heights.

According to an email from Stacy Ennis, property manager at University Heights, no one was injured, and she and her employees are "fully cooperating with the Auburn Police and other investigators."

On May 30, 2012, management released an email to its residents making them aware of problems happening on the pool deck that would result in strict enforcement of a 10 p.m. curfew.

Yesterday's shooting occurred at 10:03 p.m.

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

(TJ Harlin and Anna Claire Conrad also contributed to the reporting of this story.)

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