Alabama college student shot dead near campus

Authorities say one person is in custody after a Miles College student was killed in an off-campus shooting near Birmingham Tuesday night.

Miles College spokeswoman Alicia Johnson tells that the shooting happened at an off-campus apartment building.

She says one person was in custody early Wednesday.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identifies the victim as 21-year-old Keenen Tajae Morris of Mobile.

Johnson says school officials sent an alert to students, asking them to stay in their rooms as a precaution. She says the school is trying to learn more details of the shooting.

Fairfield police, who are investigating, could not immediately be reached for comment early Wednesday.

Fairfield is a suburb of Birmingham, just southwest of the city.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.