Macedonia Garden Apartments Shooting

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We now have new information into the double shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon at the Macedonia Garden Apartments on West 17th Street.

The shooting involved at least 3 people who may or may not be resident of the Macedonia complex.

18-year-old William Poole and 21-year-old Defrevion Duhart were both shot, Poole in the left foot and Duhart in the bottom area. Both have been treated and released from the hospital.

The third male involved in the shooting was last seen running from the scene with a handgun. He is described as a black male wearing a white tank top and black pants.

Neighbors say they're concerned about their children.

They're always playing outside, and were outside when this shooting happened.
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The Panama City Police Department is investigating a shooting incident where two victims received gunshot wounds. The shooting occurred on May 15, 2013, at approximately 4:00 pm, at the Macedonia Garden Apartment complex located at 1722 W. 17th Street in Panama City.

Two adult males who were shot received what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Both males were shot in the lower extremities and transported to a local
hospital by ambulance.

During the early stages of the investigation, it was learned a third unidentified male and the two victims became involved in an altercation when the shots were fired. At this time the only description available for the third male is that he is a black male, wearing a white tank top and black pants. He was last seen fleeing the area on foot armed with a handgun. A black sport utility vehicle believed to be involved in this incident was towed from the scene.

While officers secured the crime scene following the shooting, a male was arrested for resisting/obstructing officers and subsequent to his arrest he was found to be in possession of crack cocaine. The arrested male is identified as Kelin Hunt, 18 years of age. He was transported to the Bay County Jail for the charges.

Hunt and the two victims do not reside at the Macedonia Garden Apartments.

The investigation is on going and still in the early stages. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

If you have any information in reference to this incident, please contact Detective Tony Phinney at the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100,or you can report your tips anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS.


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