One dead and four injured after early-morning gunfire erupts at McDonald’s

An early morning shooting at a fast-food establishment near Auburn University in Alabama left one person dead and four others injured.

According to WSB, authorities responded to gunshots fired at the location at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

“Auburn Police Officers were already in the immediate vicinity of the call dispersing a large crowd. Officers confirmed shots were being fired and located several victims,” police said.

All were 21 years old or younger.

“A 20 year-old male from Tuskegee, AL was discovered deceased, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds,” an Auburn police statement revealed. “Additionally, four other individuals were found to be injured from the gunfire. Three victims were transported to East Alabama Medical Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.”

The injured victims ranged in age from 16 to 21 years old.

None of the victims had been named as of this writing. Two of the three injured individuals taken to a hospital in Opelika have since been released.

The 16-year-old was reportedly transported via air ambulance to Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus Georgia where he was listed in stable condition with serious injuries.

As of the latest reports available, the suspect had not been identified or located.

Police believe an altercation occurred prior to the shooting but did not provide additional details in their initial statement.

“The incident is being investigated by the Auburn Police Division and is not believed to be a random shooting,” police said.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the gunman or the crime to contact Auburn police by calling 334-501-3140 or 334-246-1391.

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