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Auburn Police investigate a shooting at the Tiger Lodge apartments in Auburn, Ala., early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2014. According to the Lee County Coroners office t?he incident occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Longleaf Drive in Auburn. Jakell Mitchell, 18, a current Auburn University football player was transported to East Alabama Medical Center by ambulance with apparent multiple gunshot wounds and died shortly after arrival at the emergency room from his injuries. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser/Albert Cesare)

AUBURN, Alabama (TheBlaze/AP) — Auburn freshman football player Jakell Mitchell has been shot and killed at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.

Auburn Police investigate a shooting at the Tiger Lodge apartments in Auburn, Ala., early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2014. According to the Lee County Coroners office t?he incident occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Longleaf Drive in Auburn. Jakell Mitchell, 18, a current Auburn University football player was transported to East Alabama Medical Center by ambulance with apparent multiple gunshot wounds and died shortly after arrival at the emergency room from his injuries. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser/Albert Cesare) Auburn Police investigate a shooting at the Tiger Lodge apartments in Auburn, Ala., early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2014. According to the Lee County Coroners office t?he incident occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Longleaf Drive in Auburn. Jakell Mitchell, 18, a current Auburn University football player was transported to East Alabama Medical Center by ambulance with apparent multiple gunshot wounds and died shortly after arrival at the emergency room from his injuries. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser/Albert Cesare)

AI.com reports that the Auburn Police Department is seeking a suspect in the Sunday morning shooting. A message seeking comment was left Sunday by The Associated Press with Auburn Police.

Capt. Will Matthews says police responded to the Tiger Lodge apartment complex at 12:25 a.m., where Mitchell suffered a fatal injury.

Not long ago, Mitchell was talking excitedly about his commitment to Auburn:

Mitchell redshirted this season for the Auburn Tigers out of nearby Opelika High School. He was expected to contend for a starting spot next season at H-Back and tight end.

Mitchell missed his senior season at Opelika as he recovered from an ACL injury. He rushed for 392 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2013 as a junior.

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