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Alabama McDonald's shooting: 1 dead, 4 hurt near Auburn University
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Alabama McDonald's shooting: 1 dead, 4 hurt near Auburn University

Deadly Shooting at McDonald’s Near Auburn University

Alabama McDonald's shooting: 1 dead, 4 hurt near Auburn University

One person is dead and four people were hurt after gunfire erupted at a McDonald’s near Auburn University in Alabama.

 

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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 injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Update 8:40 a.m. EDT Sept. 10: Authorities on Sunday arrested a juvenile, identified only as a 17-year-old boy from Opelika, on a murder charge in connection to the shooting, police said.

He was arrested at a home in Auburn and taken to Lee County Jail, where he was being held Sunday on a $150,000 bond, according to authorities. He will be charged as an adult, officials said.

The teenager is accused of shooting and killing Evan Mikale Wilson, 20, after an unspecified altercation escalated, police said.

Authorities continue to investigate the shooting.

Update 2:36 p.m. EDT Sept. 9: The McDonald's where the shooting occurred reopened for business Sunday afternoon, the Opelika-Auburn News reported. Police have still not released the identity of the person killed or the names of the victims, the newspaper reported.

Update 12:06 p.m. EDT Sept. 9:Three of the injured victims were taken to East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika with non-life threatening injuries. Two were treated and released, WFSA reported. 

The 16-year-old was flown to Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia, with serious injuries, the television station reported. The boy is in stable condition, WFSA reported. 

Update 8:14 a.m. EDT Sept. 9:  An altercation occurred prior to the shooting, Auburn police said in a statement.  The three teens were from Opelika, Alabama, while the 21-year-old was an Auburn University student from Hilton Head, South Carolina, according to Auburn police.

“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,” according to a statement from police.

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