PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WHNT) - A spring break shooting leaves seven injured following a house party in Panama City Beach. Alabama A&M University (AAMU) student president Jasmine Story tells WHNT News 19 that at least three of the people wounded are confirmed AAMU students.
CBS News reports the Bay County Sheriff's Department was inundated with 911 calls minutes before 1 a.m. about a series of shots fired.
No fatalities are reported from the shooting right now, but at least three of the victims are hospitalized in critical condition, according to CBS News.
A 22-year-old man from Mobile, Alabama, David Jamichael Daniels, has been charged with seven counts of attempted murder and is jailed awaiting a first court appearance.
The three AAMU students are:
Kearria Freed, age 20, of Mobile, was shot in the head and remains in critical condition following a surgery
Annesia Powell, age 19, was shot in the left arm, chest, and knee
Kelli Curry, age 21, was shot in the leg
The university posted an update about Freed, Powell, and Curry Sunday evening:
The other victims, Jacole Young, age 22, was shot in the back three times, Tykeria Ethridge, age 22, of Mobile, was shot in the neck and shoulder, Devanta Moore, age 21, was shot in the chest, Henton Franklin age 22, of Mobile, was shot in the side.
Students say the party was not thrown by AAMU students, but by spring breakers from Mobile.
Alabama A&M University released the following statement:
"Alabama A&M University administrative and law enforcement officials have reviewed reports related to the March 28 shooting of seven individuals on Spring Break in the vicinity of Panama City Beach, Fla. Of the seven, AAMU officials have confirmed that three of the victims, all female, are AAMU students.
AAMU’s Lt. William Schumake noted that a Bay County investigator stated that the AAMU students were “innocent victims in the wrong place when an altercation broke out resulting in shots being fired.”
The University is mobilizing its counseling services for students or personnel who might be traumatized by the incident and has dispatched campus personnel to Mobile, Ala. Meanwhile, the campus is issuing a call for prayers for the victims’ speedy recovery. Updates will be forthcoming as they become available."