3 Southern Miss. athletes injured in incident

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A spokeswoman says three University of Southern Mississippi athletes have been injured off campus, and police say three people are in critical condition after being shot at a club.

However, neither spokeswoman Beth Taylor nor police would say whether the three people shot were the athletes.

Taylor would not say how the athletes were hurt or provide more details about the incident. Taylor would not identify the students but says the school will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. CST.

Hattiesburg Police Sgt. Allen Murray says three people were shot outside of a club early Sunday morning, but he would not identify them or say whether those people were students at the university.

Murray says the three are in critical condition.

The Associated Press