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Witness says Iron Bowl party shooting was because victim and others ‘weren’t real Alabama fans’

Nick Bromberg
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A witness to the shooting that occurred at an Iron Bowl party Saturday says that the woman charged with the shooting that killed one person thought that other people at the gathering weren't disappointed enough in the outcome of the game.

Yes, really.

Adrian Laroze Briskey is charged with killing Michelle Shepherd. Per the Associated Press, Shepard's sister, Nekesa, says that Briskey became enraged when Shepherd, her sister and others joking that it wasn't as bad as a Miami Heat loss.

"She said we weren't real Alabama fans because it didn't bother us that they lost," Shepherd said. "And then she started shooting,"

Investigators were still looking for an official motive. Shepherd was shot in the parking lot of the apartment complex where the party was held. She and Briskey didn't know each other before Saturday, when the Crimson Tide lost on 100-yard missed field goal return by Chris Davis for an Auburn touchdown and 34-28 win.

Earlier Monday we highlighted some of the reactions by fans watching the play live. And as entertaining as they were, it goes without saying that resorting to violence for anything, especially something as trivial as a football game, is entirely inappropriate. But sadly, this is far from the first time something like this has happened.

In February, one man was killed and two were injured in Miami Gardens, Fla. in a shooting at a Super Bowl party, though that was not related to the outcome of the game. In January 2012, a man shot two people in the parking lot of an Applebee's in Duluth, Minn. after he was angry about the outcome of the San Francisco 49ers' playoff win over the New Orleans Saints.

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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