AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - The Auburn Police Division has identified the two individuals involved in the shooting that occurred in the Auburn Mall parking lot on Friday, March 9th as Deion S. Brooks, age 23 from Waldrof, Maryland and Michael R. Trimble, age 21 from Montgomery, Alabama. Both Trimble and Brooks sustained gunshot wounds and were air lifted by Lifesaver helicopters to Piedmont Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia, where they both remain hospitalized in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Further investigation has determined that although there are conflicting accounts by the injured parties as to why they met, there was an escalation that led to Brooks and Trimble exchanging gun fire with one another, resulting in both being injured. A handgun was recovered by police near one of the individuals involved.

The case remains under investigation by Auburn Police and criminal charges, including but not limited to; discharging a firearm in the city limits, reckless endangerment and assault first degree are pending upon their release.

Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call Auburn Police Division detectives at 334-501-3140 or the anonymous tip line 334-246-1391.