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Man Arrested In Panama City Beach Shooting; 7 People Injured

David Jamichael Daniels, 22, of Mobile, AL is charged with seven counts of attempted murder in Panama City, Beach.
Bay County Sheriffs Office

Seven people remain hospitalized in Panama City Beach, Florida after an early morning shooting. 22-year-old David Jamichael Daniels of Mobile, AL has been charged with seven counts of attempted murder.

The Bay County Sheriffs Office says Daniels  shot seven people while attending a Spring Break House party around 1 a.m. Saturday. Three of the victims are Alabama A&M University students.

Daniels had recently bonded out of jail in Mobile for a drug charge.

The Sheriff’s Office received and responded to multiple 911 calls at 12:55 a.m. in reference to a shooting at 5312 Thomas Drive. Three victims were found in the home, one in front of the house, one in the median of Thomas Drive, and two across the street from the home.

Kearria Freed, age 20, of Mobile, Alabama, was shot in the head and remains in critical condition; Anesia Powell, age 20, was shot in the left arm, chest, and knee; Devanta Moore, age 21,  was shot in the chest; Jacole Young, age 22, was shot in the back three times; Kelli Curry, age 21, was shot in the leg; Tykeria Ethridge, age 22, of Mobile, Alabama, was shot in the neck and shoulder; Henton Franklin age 22, of Mobile, Alabama, was shot in the side.

Four people are in critical condition and three are in stable condition at the local hospital.

This was the sixth firearm related call of the weekend. In one incident a firearm was discharged inside a condo. Four guns were seized in drug related cases. Local businesses and officials have been discussing how to crack down on Spring Break events due to safety concerns.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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