Police are searching for the gunmen responsible for firing multiple shots outside a Panama City night club that left one person injured early Friday morning.
More than a dozen shots were fired shortly after 3 a.m. Friday at Bambi's Dollhouse, 2915 U.S. Business 98, in Panama City. A bystander was shot in the crossfire, police said, and was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Phinney with the Panama City Police Department said all they know so far is that different caliber guns were used and that the suspects are black males. They still aren't sure how many suspects were involved.
A surveillance camera was operational in the parking lot during the shooting. You can see three different suspects in the vehicle. At one point, one can be seen throwing his gun to a second shooter in the vehicle.
Chief of Police Scott Ervin says he does not believe this is an isolated incident.
"A lot of times these have stemmed from other altercations," said Ervin. "They have just escalated so that's why we take these events very seriously because if not then they will continue to escalate and what we don't want to have happen is to wind up working a homicide."
The open air scenario of the incident makes the incident one investigators want to resolve quickly.
"This causes great concern for us because once those bullets leave the gun they can go anywhere," said Ervin. "So we are hoping to have a quick resolution to this."