Auburn University Shooting Kills Three, Wounds Three Others

Police are searching for the shooter and say the attack may have been motivated by a dispute over a woman.

Posted: 06/11/2012 10:49 AM EDT
This June 2, 2011, photo provided by Auburn University shows former Auburn football player LaDarious Phillips during his team head shot in Auburn, Ala. A gunman opened fire during a fight at a party at an apartment complex near Auburn University, killing three people, including Phillips, authorities said Sunday, June 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Auburn University, Todd J. Van Emst)

From left: Edward Christian, 20, Auburn football player; Ladarious Phillips, 20, former Auburn football player; and Demario Pitts, 20, were slain Saturday. (Photos: AP Photo/Auburn University; Courtesy WRBL-TV)


Police are now on the hunt for a man who crashed a Saturday night party at an apartment complex off the campus of Auburn University and shot several in attendance, killing three Auburn students and wounding three others. MSNBC reports:


"Three people were killed and three others wounded in a shooting during a party at an apartment complex near Auburn University, Alabama authorities said Sunday. Among the dead were two Auburn students who had been on the football team.


A manhunt was underway Sunday for suspected gunman, identified by police as Desmonte Leonard, 22, of Montgomery, Ala.




The shooting happened late Saturday night at the University Heights apartments, a large complex near campus where many of Auburn University's students and athletes live. Leonard is suspected of pulling a gun after a fight broke out, shooting six before fleeing, Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson said at a news conference on Sunday."


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