According to the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD), two people were shot and killed in Tallahassee within a 24 period. Both incidents occurred on the southside of town and are being labeled as homicides.
In addition, a separate shooting took place on Thursday resulting in non-life threatening injuries.
The TPD is investigating a homicide, which occurred shortly before 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, at 1143 West Orange Avenue. According to TPD reports, officers were in the area when they heard gunshots and quickly responded and were confronted with a crowd of over 300 people. When officers attempted to get to the victim, the crowd surrounded the individual, making it difficult for officers and responding Leon County EMS personnel to assess the victim.
First responders rapidly placed the victim on a gurney and left the scene with a police escort. The victim was transported to the hospital, where they were unfortunately pronounced deceased.
Less than 12 hours earlier, TPD responded to another shooting.
TPD is investigating a homicide which occurred shortly after 6:15 p.m. on Friday, July 24, in the 3000 block of South Adams Street.
Officers responded to the area and discovered a deceased male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
On Thursday, July 23, shortly before 8:30 p.m., TPD responded to the 1500 block of Rankin Avenue to investigate a report of a shooting.
According to TPD reports, the adult male victim told police he had been walking on the sidewalk when an unknown person shot him. The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Tallahassee Police investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed any of these incidents, but did not speak with an officer on scene, or anyone with information about the shooting to please call 850-891-4200. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.