April 6, 2011 / 11:21 PM / in 7 years

One dead, three injured in Alabama college shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Reuters) - One woman was killed and three others were injured on Wednesday in a shooting prompted by a domestic dispute at a community college in eastern Alabama, police said.

The shooting took place outside an academic building at Southern Union Community College in Opelika and the victims had just pulled up in a car, said Opelika police spokesman Captain Allan Elkins.

The injured included a four-year-old girl hit by flying glass and a 36-year-old college student. The dead woman was 63, Elkins said, adding that there is a male suspect in the case but no arrests have been made.

“The suspect is related to the four victims. He may be a husband or an ex-husband. We are tracking that down,” Elkins told Reuters.

A neighboring high school was locked down after the shooting and classes were canceled, he said.

Reporting by Verna Gates; Writing by Matthew Bigg; Editing by Greg McCune

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