Florida woman shoots ‘too loud’ house guests

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

A Florida woman opened fire on her house guests be­cause they were “too loud” and had over­stayed their wel­come, po­lice say.

Alana An­nette Savell, 32, was host­ing a cou­ple at her Panama City home when the visi­tors ap­par­ently be­came noisy.

Po­lice say she or­dered them to go, be­fore shoot­ing the man and woman in the legs. The vic­tims went to hos­pi­tal with non lifethreat­en­ing in­juries.

Ms Savell has been charged with ag­gra­vated bat­tery by a firearm.

Bay County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said the fe­male vic­tim had turned up with a male friend, whom she had just met in a bar, at the ac­cused’s home at around 1am lo­cal time on Mon­day.

Ms Savell told po­lice her hos­pi­tal­ity be­gan to wear thin af­ter her guests be­gan drink­ing and rais­ing their voices.

But in­stead of drop­ping a hint by yawn­ing or load­ing the dish­washer, she armed her­self with a 22-cal­i­bre hand­gun and shot at her guests’ feet, of­fi­cials said.

As well as shoot­ing the woman, Kristy Jo Mohr, in both legs in the in­ci­dent, and her com­pan­ion, who went by name “Cow­boy”, Ms Savell’s own boyfriend was struck by a bul­let in the leg.

Ms Mohr told po­lice she be­lieved eight or nine shots were fired in to­tal.

Bay County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said: “The vic­tim (Ms Mohr) stated she felt her­self get hit in the legs and ran away from the home and got into a ve­hi­cle.

“Savell stated that the vic­tim and her friend had come to her home to hang out and be­gan drink­ing and get­ting too loud.

“Savell stated she did not want them in her house and started shoot­ing at their feet.

“The sus­pect’s boyfriend stated to in­ves­ti­ga­tors that he has told his girl­friend that once some­one is told to leave their property three times, she is to go get the gun and shoot it at the ground.

“If that does not work, she is to shoot peo­ple in the leg.”

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