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Pictured: Five of the seven revelers who were shot multiple times at spring break party

March 29, 2015 4:00 AM
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Seven people were injured, at least critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said.

Deputies arriving on the scene found a sprawling crime scene with victims inside the home, outside and across the street from it, and in the street's median, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said.

A suspect matching witnesses' description was soon arrested near the Gulf Of Mexico.

David Jamichael Daniels, 22, of Mobile, Alabama, was charged with seven counts of attempted murder and jailed awaiting a first court appearance.

A .40-caliber handgun believed to have been used was found in the yard of a nearby home.

The sheriff's office said several of the victims were students from Alabama A&M University in Panama City Beach for spring break.

At least three were critically injured: Kearria Freed, 20, who was shot in the head; Devanta Moore, 21, who was shot in the chest; and Henton Franklin, 22, who was shot in the side.

Three others were listed in stable condition: Jacole Young, 22, who police said was shot in the back three times; Kelli Curry, 21, who was shot in the leg; and Tykeria Ethridge, 22, who was shot in the neck and shoulder.

A seventh victim - Anesia Powell, 20 - was shot in the left arm, chest, and knee, and was undergoing surgery Saturday. No condition was given.

Kearria Freed, Tykeria Etheridge and Henton Franklin are all from Mobile, where the suspect, Daniels, is also from.

Etheridge documented her hospitalization on her Facebook page, and said she was 'just an innocent person like everybody else'.

'I was shot several times including in the neck. I just knew I was dead,' Etheridge wrote.

'Im cryin right now the fact im stuck w these bullets man life too short.

Police around Panama City Beach said they have found it almost impossible to police the college students who have flocked to the area and then the out-of-towners who are trying to join in.

'It’s been a rough time and there are two completely different elements of spring break.


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