Authorities on Wednesday were hunting the killer who gunned down three people at an Alabama mobile home park earlier that morning.
Three people were found dead at Peachtree Crossings mobile home community near Birmingham, authorities said. The names of those killed were not immediately released.
Gardendale Police Department identified the suspected shooter as Kenneth Lever, 51, of Pensacola, Fla., and said he was “considered armed and dangerous.”
A shelter in place instruction was issued, but lifted about 10 a.m. after police determined that Lever had left the mobile home park.
Authorities are searching for a black Navigator or a white Honda Accord with Florida license place number “Y92FVJ.” Investigators believe Lever fled the area in one of those vehicles.
Court records showed a judge issued an order in December telling Lever to stay away from ex-wife Dana Lever and their daughter, a juvenile. Dana Lever sought the protective order claiming the man was stalking and harassing them.
Separately, charges against Lever involving sexual abuse of a minor were filed in York County, Pa., according to the request from Dana Lever.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.