The Chicago Tribune reported Friday that three faculty members were shot and killed when another faculty member opened fire at the University of Alabama, Huntsville.
CNN identified the victims as Gopi Podila, chairman of the biological sciences department; Maria Davis, associate professor of biology; and Adriel Johnson, associate professor of biology. Three more faculty were wounded and hospitalized at Huntsville Hospital.
The shooter was identified as Dr. Amy Bishop, a Harvard-educated assistant professor of biology at the university. The university's denial of her tenure may have led to the shooting, although that fact is being denied by authorities said the Chicago Tribune.
This is not the first fatal incident with which Bishop has been involved, in her youth she fatally shot her teenage brother in Massachusetts, though the police officially called it an accident at the time.
Bishop is being charged with three murder charges and attempted murder charges according to the Madison County District Attorney's Office. Such charges make her eligible for the death penalty in the state of Alabama.