The shooter who killed three people on Friday at the University of Alabama at Huntsville as a Harvard-trained neuroscientist and biology professor, according to the Huntsville Times.

Dr. Amy Bishop, a suspected shooter and her husband have been detained, the newspaper said.

We have three confirmed people who are dead, one injured. The police have secured the building. The shooter is in custody, UA-Huntsville spokesman Ray Gardner told local television.

Gardner confirmed the suspect in custody was a female and that authorities had placed the campus in lockdown.

The shootings occurred just before 4 p.m. local time at the university's Shelby Center, according to police.

UAHuntsville Spokesperson Ray Garner said six people were shot including five faculty members and a staff member.