University of Alabama Shooting: At Least 3 Dead

An on campus shooting incident at the University of Alabama in Huntsville has left three people dead and several others wounded, reports said. The shooting occurred inside the university’s Shelby Center while faculty members of the biology department were on a meeting. Police said all of the victims were faculty staff. A suspect is already in custody, police said.

The school has been locked down after the incident. Students who are still on campus have been feeding information to the media through text messaging. The university administration has ordered all students to go home following the shooting on Friday. An e-mail alert was also sent to students who have signed up for the service. However, some students complained that they received the e-mail almost an hour after the incident took place while others did not get the alert at all. SWAT teams have also been dispatched to the area.

Meanwhile, an official at the nearby Huntsville Hospital said doctors are treating three people, with two of them in critical condition.