UPDATE 11:40 AM\
Victims who were taken to Atmore Hosptial have been treated and released, according to Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks.
The victim who was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola is a female and her condition is not known at this time.
No names of those involved have been released.
UPDATE 8:00 AM
Atmore, Alabama, Police Chief Chuck Brooks said a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday morning. One man is dead and eight other people were hurt in a shooting at the old Escambia County Middle School.
Initially, police were called to the old school that’s now used as a community center for gunshots being heard in the area at 2 a.m., Brooks said.
When they arrived, Brooks said they were met with more than 300 people running around. It began with two women fighting, Brooks reported, but then more people jumped in with gunshots.
One person was found dead in the cafeteria, he said, and eight others were taken to Atmore Community Hospital for treatment. One of the eight injured was flown by medical helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment of more serious injuries.
No arrests have been made as yet, but police are looking for two people. They do not believe there is a general danger to the public. Brooks said the invitation to the party spread fast on social media, and he vowed something like this won’t happen again.
Atmore, Ala. (WKRG) – Members of the Atmore Police department are investigating an incident at the old Atmore Middle School. It’s a possible overnight shooting that happened around 100 Martin Luther King Avenue.
We’ve reached out to Atmore Police and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama for more information. An official at Atmore Police would not confirm what they were working on but indicated officers were still on the scene this morning. No word on how many people were hurt or how badly anyone may have been injured.