AUBURN, Ala. – A manhunt was under way on Wednesday for the killer of an Auburn University freshman who was shot to death the previous night near campus.
Auburn police said they were investigating the murder of 18-year-old Lauren A. Burk of Marietta, Ga. She was a freshman pledge with the school's Delta Gamma sorority, sources told FOX News.
Police were called to the scene of an injured female on North College Street at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday, where they found Burk gravely wounded. They transported her to the hospital, East Alabama Medical Center, where she died from a single gunshot wound.
Authorities were alerted to a vehicle fire shortly thereafter, at about 9:27 p.m. in the Hinton Field parking lot, and learned the car belonged to Burk.
The 2001 black Honda Civic was found burned and gutted near campus, according to MyFOXAL.
Police said there's insufficient information to assume that others are in any jeopardy. There have been no arrests.
The police presence on campus has been increased but an Auburn University spokeswoman said no emergency measures have been implemented.
FOX News' Catherine Donaldson-Evans and The Associated Press contributed to this report.