Deadly shooting near college campus

Aug 16, 2019

A shooting near the campus of Alabama State University last night has left 2 dead and 3 others in the hospital fighting for their lives.

The shooting took place in the Patterson Court Housing Community located in the 800 block of University Drive N. around 7:15 Thursday night.

Details about the shooting are limited as authorities continue to investigate the circumstances of the shooting.

Alabama State University President Dr. Quinton Ross released a statement that reads “You may have heard that there was a shooting near the ASU campus this evening.  Alabama State University Police and officers with the Montgomery Police Department were on the scene as quickly as possible to ensure the safety of ASU students. We have been assured that this shooting incident did not actually occur on campus but at a nearby business. University officials are still working with the Montgomery Police Department to determine the details of this incident. Our prayers are with the families and friends of those who were victims in this shooting.”

More on this story as additional details become available.