9 reported wounded in house party shooting, fight

July 24, 2011 - 1:22 AM

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say nine people have been wounded amid a shooting at a birthday party in a central Florida home after a fight erupted.

The Orange County sheriff's office says the fight broke out late Saturday among teens attending the party near Apopka and one person pulled out a handgun and fired shots.

Sheriff's Capt. Denise Demps-Rollins gave that account to the Orlando Sentinel and said police afterward stopped an SUV at a gas station carrying several teenagers.

Authorities say a handgun was recovered and several witnesses identified one of the occupants of the vehicle as a suspect in the shooting.

The names and conditions of those involved were not immediately provided by authorities and it wasn't immediately clear how many of the wounded were shot.