Lee County DA releases statement on Auburn shooting that killed 1, injured 4

Lee County DA releases statement on Auburn shooting that killed 1, injured 4
Jarvis Nichols, 17, from Opelika has been arrested and charged with murder. (Source: APD)
Jarvis Nichols, 17, from Opelika has been arrested and charged with murder. (Source: APD)

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The Lee County district attorney has released a statement after a man was killed, and four others were injured in a shooting Sunday along the 200 block of West Magnolia Avenue.

The deceased victim was identified as 20-year-old Evan Mikale Wilson of Tuskegee.

District Attorney Brandon Hughes has released the following statement:

The events of early Sunday morning in downtown Auburn have me concerned and infuriated both as a father of two Auburn students and as the District Attorney. The fact that we had armed teenagers running the streets at 2:30 in the morning who clearly had no compunction whatsoever about pulling a gun, pointing a gun, and firing a gun is unacceptable. This reckless behavior put countless innocent citizens at risk who were simply enjoying an Auburn football game and the great things that accompany that experience.

Auburn police say officers originally responded to the scene to break up a large crowd but found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds upon arrival.

Two of the victims were treated for their injuries and have been released from the hospital. A 16-year-old is being treated for serious injuries and another victim is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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