A Faulkner shooting, the latest bout of violence to hit a school community, occurred this week at Faulkner University, leaving one woman seriously injured after being shot and the suspect facing attempted murder charges. According to MyFoxal this Tuesday, Aug. 27, medical emergency teams hurried to bring a female victim that had been shot and was suffering life-threatening injuries to a local hospital after her husband arrived on campus and shot her earlier this afternoon.
The Faulkner shooting shocked the school community after it was confirmed that the shooter was in fact the husband of the victim. The man, who remains unidentified at this time, has been captured by police and placed under arrest. He is currently in custody and facing attempted murder charges.
The wife in question who was shot has been downgraded from life-threatening to serious condition, and remains stable tonight. Faulkner University students received an emergency text alert message earlier today after gunshots were heard on the campus and a woman was confirmed to have been shot. The message read:
"(Active Shooter on Campus) Emergency! Armed person on campus. Go to nearest room and lock door. If off campus, do not enter campus. Follow instructions from auth."
Yet campus officials unfortunately confirmed that far less students and faculty members received the emergency shooting alert than should have, and are currently looking into the issue, which is believed to be a tech error.
The Faulkner shooting is believed to have occurred near the Montgomery campus’ maintenance building, which was fortunately far away from most students. The police department in the area congratulated Faulkner law officials for their prompt response to the threat to the school.
A statement on the campus shooting read:
“A shooting occurred on our Montgomery campus today. The suspect has been apprehended and all offices and classes are operating on their normal schedules. In what appears to have been a domestic situation, a contract employee was injured in the shooting and has been taken to a local hospital for treatment. Her condition is not known at this time. The Montgomery Police Department is following up on the incident. At no time were any students involved in the incident. Faulkner University asks everyone to be in prayer for the victim and offers its sincere gratitude to campus security and law enforcement officers for their rapid response.”
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