MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The family of a 20-year-old man accused of shooting three people during a massive graduation party Tuesday night in New Market says their nephew was attacked by a group of other young people.
Trome Tousounteeha Nino Sibler-Lyons, 20, is charged with assault 1st degree, two counts of assault 2nd degree, reckless endangerment, and carrying a concealed weapon. He lives in Huntsville.
Authorities say a couple hundred people were gathered for a Buckhorn High graduation party when a fight broke out. The party started at about 9:00 p.m. in the 100 block of Michael Drive, just off Winchester Road. Three hours later, things turned violent.
According to authorities, a group of students ganged up on one person. That person pulled out a gun and started shooting. Three teenagers were shot. The most seriously injured was a female. She was shot in the stomach and was rushed into surgery. The other two males were shot in the legs and sustained non life-threatening injuries. They were all treated at Huntsville Hospital.
Lyons family members say they are praying for the victims and call the incident “senseless.”
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. They interviewed several people at the party and questioned students involved in the fight.