Candlelight vigil planned for Alabama A&M students shot in Panama City Beach shooting

NORMAL, Ala. (AP) — A candlelight vigil is planned at Alabama A&M University near Huntsville for three of its students who were wounded by gunfire during spring break in the Florida Panhandle.

Police said a total of seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning shooting Saturday at a spring break party in Panama City Beach. An Alabama man faces an attempted murder charge.

The Alabama school announced on its official Facebook site that the vigil will be at 7 p.m. on the campus in Normal, Alabama.

University spokesman Jerome Saintjones said the three A&M students — 20-year-olds Kearria Freed and Anesia Powell; and 21-year-old Kelli Curry — were in the Panama City area for spring break. He said investigators in Florida told the university police department that the students were innocent bystanders.