Shooting at University of Alabama, Three Dead

February 12, 2010

(ChattahBox)—A deadly shooting took place in a campus building of the University of Alabama in Huntsville this afternoon, leaving three people dead and three injured. The shooter was apprehended. It was reported that all three fatalities were members of the faculty.

The shooting took place around 4 p.m. EST Friday at the university’s Shelby Center.

“We have three confirmed people who are dead, one injured. The police have secured the building. The shooter is in custody,” UA-Huntsville spokesman Ray Gardner said.

WHNT 19 News, a local TV station, reported that the deadly shooting may have been related to a meeting involving the school’s biology department. The shooter is believed to be a female staff member

The campus was put in lockdown and classes were canceled. An email alert was sent out to students advising them to go home.

An emergency statement on the university Web site states:

“There has been a shooting on campus. The shooter has been apprehended. The campus is closed tonight. Everyone is encouraged to go home. Classes are cancelled for tonight. Any additional cancellations or changes will be announced as they become available. There is a Command Center set up at Madison Hall Room 109. Counselors are available in University Center Rooms 125, 126 and 127 for anyone who wishes to speak with a counselor.

It has been confirmed no students are involved.”

No other details are available at this time.

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