Shooting in Panama City Beach Sunday morning

A shooting in Panama City Beach early Sunday morning. (WJHG/WECP)

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Two visitors from Illinois were arrested following a shooting Sunday morning.

Panama City Beach police say Ryan T. Clark, 22, and Robert L. Cavaness, 21, were in a heated argument with people visiting from Gadsden, Alabama.

Officials say during the argument, Clark and Cavaness took out what the victims believed to be handguns and charged the group in an aggressive and threatening manner. It was later determined they were pellet pistols, not handguns.

Police say the visitors from Alabama then fired off several rounds with an AR-15 in self defense in the direction of Clark and Cavaness. One of the AR-15 rounds struck the Long Beach Resort, causing some damage.

All suspects involved were located and detained.

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