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Concerns following spring break shooting

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    Police search for female following spring break trip to Panama City

    Tuesday, April 7 2015 11:47 AM EDT2015-04-07 15:47:26 GMT
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    (WTVM) – The police are trying to determine the safety and well being of a lady who was in the Panama City Beach area for spring break.The female was seen in a disturbing video that was discovered by out-of-state law enforcement.Anyone with information on her identity is asked to contact the Bay County Sheriff's Office at (850) 747-4700 or Crime Stoppers.Copyright 2015 WTVM. All rights reserved.More >>
    (WTVM) – The police are trying to determine the safety and well being of a lady who was in the Panama City Beach area for spring break.The female was seen in a disturbing video that was discovered by out-of-state law enforcement.Anyone with information on her identity is asked to contact the Bay County Sheriff's Office at (850) 747-4700 or Crime Stoppers.Copyright 2015 WTVM. All rights reserved.More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - As Columbus families wrap up their spring break, some others in our area are just beginning their vacations.

Safety worries linger as many may be headed to Panama City Beach, Fla. following this weekend's shooting and a month of increasing crime.

Officials say seven innocent bystanders were shot near the beach during a house party. Three of the victims are students at Alabama A&M University. Three were released from the hospital while the others are still there, most in critical condition. 

Wes Pittman, an attorney in Panama City, says politicians need to step in and take action.

The County Commission which is a completely separate entity from the city will host an emergency meeting Tuesday morning to try and fix any problems. 

Valerie Sale, the PIO for the board, said it's hard to police the beach with different rules in different areas.  

The suspect, 22-year-old David Daniels, went before a judge on Sunday. He is charged with seven counts of attempted murder.

In the end, the judge decided to set Daniel's bond at over half a million dollars. His next court date is April 21.

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