Celebration and tragedy became a tragedy for a small town in Alabama after a shot broke out during a graduation ceremony.
One person was killed and eight others injured in a community center in Atmore near the Florida border on Saturday.
Witnesses report that during a graduation ceremony, a quarrel between two women broke out for seniors at Escambia County High School. When people tried to separate the two women, the police announced that gunfire had been fired by several people.
Atmore police chief Chuck Brooks told CNN officials that gunfire had been fired at 2 am in the community center. When the officers arrived, people were still shooting and the police found a man dead in the center cafeteria. The shootings took place in a former middle school, which according to the police had been converted into a community center.
The eight wounded were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Dennis Fuqua, headmaster of high school, said in a statement on Saturday that the church had "felt the tragedies of violent acts that have injured several of our past and current students."
"It is unfortunate That the event in the community center affected the success of our seniors and football team, but we love our Blue Devil Family and will continue to pray for wisdom and healing," Fuqua said.