1 Fatally Shot, 4 Injured Near Auburn University

The shooting happened a few hours after Auburn University’s opening football game.

1 Fatally Shot, 4 Injured Near Auburn University

An Auburn University student was one of the victims who sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the shooting. Photo: clipart.com

An unidentified 17-year-old male has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that happened at a McDonald’s across the street from Auburn University (AU) early Sunday morning.

Evan Mikale Wilson, 20, was killed at the scene, reports NewsWest 9. Additionally, a 17-year-old male, 19-year-old female and 21-year-old male Auburn University student were transported to a local medical center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The fifth victim, a 16-year-old, was life-flighted to Piedmont Columbus Regional for critical injuries, reports WRBL.

The shots were fired just before 2:30 a.m., only hours after the first AU football game where AU beat Alabama State University 63-9. Auburn Police Division officers were near the incident location because they were dispersing a large crowd.

Investigators say there appears to have been an altercation right before the shooting. They do not believe the attack was random.

AU students were notified of the shooting on their cell phones, as well as on their website and via social media.

The suspect’s bail amount has been set at $150,000. Police say he will be charged with murder and tried as an adult.

About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray

Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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