The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. Saturday at the Indigo Lakes Golf Club in Daytona Beach.
"It's a little close to home to have a shooting in your neighborhood," said Rodney Logan.
Police said Lamont Postell Jr., 23, who also goes by "Cornbread," shot the students after a fight broke out during a party inside the golf course's clubhouse.
Chief Mike Chitwood, of the Daytona Beach Police Department, said more than 200 students were at the party.
"It's a typical Friday night, typical of what college kids do. I mean, they look to rent a place to have a party and nobody expects when you're in college, you're going to end up like this," Chitwood said.
Postell shot and killed Bethune-Cookman student Don'Kevious Johnson, 23, police said. According to the university's athletic website, Johnson was listed as a linebacker on the football team.
The two other students who were shot, Justine Cunninghman and Tre Jamal Williams, 21, were taken to Halifax Medical Center. They are expected to be OK.
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