Multiple gunshot victims in Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn's police chief says 3 shot dead at apartment near Auburn University, including 2 ex-football players.

Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson told The Opelika-Auburn News the shooting occurred Saturday night but he had no initial comment on what happened or the condition of the victims early Sunday.

An Auburn police dispatcher contacted by The Associated Press also said there was no immediate information to release.

John Atkinson, a spokesman for East Alabama Medical Center, told the newspaper that any information would be released later in coordination with the local coroner's office and the Auburn police department.

Reports indicated several emergency vehicles were at the complex, where bystanders where kept back by a police cordon and a white tent had been erected.

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