ANNISTON, Ala. (May 27, 2022) — Six people were shot during a graduation party in Anniston early Friday morning, according to the Anniston Police Department.
Police said the shooting happened at 1204 Front Street and over 150 people between the ages of 14 and 20 were in attendance.
Police said that none of the injuries were life-threatening. At least one other person was injured from fleeing the scene, and those injuries were also not life-threatening.
Multiple vehicles were hit by stray bullets and police said they are still receiving reports about those instances.
Police said dozens of shell casings and several firearms were recovered from the scene and are being submitted for processing.
The Oxford Police Department also responded to the shooting.
Four high school graduation ceremonies ended with shots fired in separate incidents in Louisiana, Michigan, Alabama and Tennessee within the span of 48 hours, another sobering example of gun violence and mental illness impacting everyday lives, including that of teenage troubled students.
Police said the investigation into the incident is active and ongoing. If you have any additional information or videos related to the shooting, you are asked to contact the Anniston PD Investigative Division at 256-240-4000.