PANAMA CITY BEACH – Three people were found fatally shot early Saturday in what appears to be a murder-suicide inside a local hotel, according to official reports.
Few details were immediately reported by the Panama City Beach Police Department. However, officers reported they are not seeking additional suspects in connection with the shootings.
Kenneth Krause, 30, of Bonifay; Amanada Stokes, 28, of Enterprise, Alabama; and Mark Stokes, 37, of Enterprise, were discovered by police early Saturday. PCBPD responded to the Hampton Inn Suites, 15505 Front Beach Road, at about 8 a.m. to find the three fatally shot. The crime scene was contained to the hotel room, PCBPD reported.
Police initially responded to a call about a possible suicide.
“Upon entering the room in question, officers discovered three deceased individuals,” officers wrote. “All parties suffered gunshot wounds.”
It was not immediately clear how many firearms were involved or the relationship among the parties. PCBPD reported that the investigation is ongoing.