Shooting Near Auburn University’s Campus Leaves One Dead and Four Injured

One person is dead and an Auburn University student and three others injured after an altercation at a fast food restaurant right across from Auburn University’s campus.

The fatal shooting happened at the McDonald’s on W. Magnolia Ave. around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

According to Auburn police, officers responded to the scene to break up a large crowd.

That’s when they found several people suffering from gunshot wounds.

20-year-old Evan Wilson from Tuskegee was killed.

Four other people, including a 21-year-old Auburn University student, from Hilton Head, South Carolina, were shot and sent to the hospital.

A 17-year-old boy, a 19-year-old woman both from Opelika and the student were taken to East Alabama Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old boy from Opelika was flown to Piedmont Medical Center in serious condition.

With the assistance of members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, Auburn Police arrested 17-year-old Jarvis Nichols from Opelika on a warrant charging him with murder.

Nichols was taken into custody at a residence in Auburn.

Nichols was transported to the Lee County Jail where he is being held on a $150,000 bond.

The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible.

Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Auburn Police Division at (334) 501-3140 or at the tip line, (334) 246-1391.

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