(LOACHAPOKA, Ala.) Three people are dead and three others injured because of weekend house parties in Alabama that erupted in gunfire.
Officers in Lee County are holding an 18-year-old in connection with a party Friday night in Loachapoka. Officials said 24 year old Lamar Shanks of Opelika and 44 year old Lamar Curtis Lockhart of Auburn were killed when someone pulled a gun during an argument and started shooting. A third person was injured.
Police in New Hope say 23 year old Timothy Goldsmith is charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder after shooting into a party he was asked to leave.
Madison County Coroner Craig Whisenant told WAAY-TV that 20 year old Joel Coleman was killed. Two others suffered non-life threatening injuries.