Suspect sought in shooting that killed 3 near Auburn University

In that incident, a man armed with an assault rifle allegedly opened fire on a police tactical team as officers carried out a search warrant. No one was hurt, but officers seized weapons, cash and a pound of marijuana.

Police identified the alleged shooter in the April gunfire as a 21-year-old man who was charged with four counts of attempted murder and drug possession. Three other men were arrested on drug charges.

Mr. Mack, the player wounded in Saturday’s shooting, is a junior offensive lineman from St. Matthews, S.C. He played in five games last season. Coach Gene Chizik said Mr. Mack was expected to recover.

Mr. Christian was an offensive lineman who left last season while dealing with a back injury. Mr. Phillips was a backup fullback. Mr. Chizik said in April that Mr. Phillips had decided to give up football.

A person who answered the phone at the home of Mr. Phillips‘ mother declined comment and said his family was too distraught to comment.

“Nobody should ever have to endure such unimaginable grief, and we will love and support the victims’ families during this terribly difficult time,” Mr. Chizik said. “We have a lot of people on our football team that are hurting right now, and we’re going to do everything we can to help them get through this.”

Associated Press writer John Zenor contributed to this report.

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