Violence continues unabated in Daytona: Man shoots four people at house party near Bethune-Cookman University

Vincent Smith, 23, wanted for shooting 4 people in Daytona Beach / Headline Sufer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / 
If you see this man, 23-year-old Vincent Smith, call 9-1-1. He's armed and considered dangerous and last seen fleeing the scene of a shooting in the 30 block of Henry Butts Drive in an orange Chevy Camaro, bearing Florida tag DGKD87 or a temp tag, BFJ3044, that may still be attached to the car. He's wanted by Daytona Beach police on suspicion of aggravated battery resulting from use of a firearm for allegedly opening fire 12:16 a.m. Friday inside the residence, resulting in four people being shot. The victims, three men and a woman, ages 19 to 21, were being treated for non-life threatening injuries. He's known to frequent Marina Vista, Sail Point Bay Wedgewood and Eagle Oaks Apartments.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 300-pound man kicked out of a house party near Bethune Cookman University returned with a handgun and opened fire, wounding four young people, Daytona Beach cops said.

An all-points bulletin has been issued  by for the apprehension of Vincent Smith, 23, an imposing figure at 6 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds; clearly armed and dangerous.

Here's a synopsis of what happened as described by Daytona Beach cops: Smith had been kicked out of a house party sometime earlier, though exactly when has yet to be determined -- and returned just after midnight and opened fire with a handgun, with bullets striking four people inside the house party.

The victims, no ages provided, are as follows:

• Reginald Graham, 20, shot on his left side;

• Vintonisha Smith, 19, shot on her right side;

• Frank Thomas, 21, shot in his right hand;

• Darian Baker, 21, shot in his right hand with a round grazing his left knee.

Cops said twhen they arrived they saw drops of blood in the front entrance area. Police said a tenant, Burton Granger, told them he had leftthe residence, but returned just 5 minutes before the shooting.

Granger gave cops consent to process the scene without a warrant, but neither he nor anyone else there was otherwise cooperative, according to a police incident report.

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