A man opening fire on campus at the Faulkner University has been apprehended and charged by local police, reports say."Heard a shot, glanced over, I saw a tall man with a red shirt. Immediately popped. That's the one thing I remember. Red shirt, black pants, there was a woman on the floor, more gunshots. She tried running away and she was just shot more. And he got into his car and drove off," says student Saul Calderon-Zavala, witnessing the event.
Police identified the victim as a campus employee in the maintenance department. Neither her name nor the name of the gunman has been released at this point. The woman has incurred life-threatening wounds, but she is stable.
Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department informed WNCFTV that the shooting was related to domestic violence.
The gunman is the woman's husband, he has been caught near the university entrance on the Atlanta Highway and is now in police custody.
The Christian university is positioned off the Atlanta Highway, in Montgomery, Alabama.
"That's where I think a small faith based institution like Faulkner comes into play. Probably one of the first things we will do in addition to counseling that is already happening as we speak, we have daily chapel. So tomorrow's chapel program, I can assure you there will be some time to talk through this," John Noel Thompson, vice president of student affairs, has stated.
According to WBRC, the institution has an alert system in place, but only a part of the students and staff have received the message about the active shooter. School officials are now investigating what has gone wrong with the Eagle Alert.
"(Active Shooter on Campus) Emergency! Armed person on campus. Go to nearest room and lock door. If off campus, do not enter campus," the message reads.