Auburn, AL -- Three people, including two former Auburn University football players were killed in a shooting late Saturday, police say.
Police have started a manhunt in Montgomery for a suspect in the case. He has been identified as 22-year-old Desmonte Leonard.
When officers arrived at the University Heights off-campus apartments, they found Edward Christian, 20 dead at the scene. Police say Christian was off the team due to an injury.
Former player Ladarious Phillips, 20, and Auburn resident Demario Pitts, 20, died later at a hospital, he said. Two others, including current Auburn offensive lineman Eric Mack, 20, remained hospitalized Sunday.
Mack's injuries were not life-threatening, Dawson said, but 20-year-old John Robertson was in critical condition and undergoing surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. A third man, 19-year-old Xavier Moss, was treated and released from East Alabama Medical Center in the nearby town of Opelika.
Police have not yet released a motive for the shooting.
Two other people were being sought for questioning Sunday, said a police, but those names have not been released.
Authorities believe the shooting started with a fight at a party. Police say Leonard drove off in a white Chevrolet Caprice. They later found the car abandoned in an adjacent county.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Leonard on three counts of capital murder. He is considered armed and dangerous, and U.S. Marshals and Montgomery police are assisting in the search.