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Three killed in Univ of Alabama shooting

Last Updated: Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 08:45

Birmingham: Three people were killed and one wounded in shootings at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and a suspected shooter was in custody, a university spokesman and police said.

``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 told local television.

Huntsville police confirmed three people were dead.

Gardner said the suspect in custody was a female and that authorities had placed the campus in lockdown.

The shootings occurred just before 4 pm local time at the university`s Shelby Center, local media said.

``I heard three shots and screaming,`` said Melanie Gates, an engineering student at the campus.

She was near the exit of the Shelby Center when the shootings happened and she said the sound of the shots appeared to come from the third floor, where a biology faculty meeting was taking place.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 08:45
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