Seven people were killed in the southern United States state of Alabama on Friday in an overnight shooting, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a series of tweets.
The office said that the fatalities included both men and women, and that the scene was secure without immediate threat to the public. It also said that a homicide investigation is underway.
Deputies responded to a gunshots call late night Thursday in Valhermoso Springs in Morgan County, officials said, adding that the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Taskforce that is assisting in the investigation.
No further details were immediately available.