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Two Shootings Lead PCPD Investigators to Two Arrests

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Two shootings within two days has lead Panama City Police investigators to two arrests.

Video surveillance was released from the incident at Bambi's Strip club Friday morning where three men described as black males opened fire, shooting several rounds at one another. One of the suspects, a black male, is seen pacing back and forth in the surveillance video after discharging his weapon and can be seen allegedly tossing his weapon to another person.

That man, described as a white male in his late 20's early 30's, has been arrested for tampering with evidence. Panama City Police Department has not yet released the name of this individual and the investigation into the identities of the three shooters from Friday's incident is still under way.

Meanwhile just a few blocks away from Bambi's Dollhouse at the 1000 block of East 9th Street a man opened fire at another man Saturday afternoon in broad daylight. That's where police say a verbal altercation turned physical between two men when one of the men involved pulled out a rifle as he was leaving. Police say Nathaniel Hester, 43 years of age, was shot in the arm. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated on scene.

According to a press release from Panama City Police Department the suspect of that shooting was arrested earlier this morning. The shooter was identified as Frederick Hall, 36 years of age. Hall was arrested with the help of the United States Marshals Service and Bay County Sheriff's office and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and attempted felony murder among other charges.

Although authorities do not believe the two shootings to be related they are investigating the possibility of the incident at Bambi's to be either gang or drug related.  

"People that are involved in gangs were at the shooting at Bambi's," said Sergeant Michael Brewer with Panama City Police Department. "I am not sure if it is gang related.....we are still looking for leads and other possible witnesses and suspects in the crime and any other suspects we can find."

 If you have any information on either of these shootings you are asked to call Panama City Police Department at 872-3112 or Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.