Tallahassee police work a shooting scene outside of halftime booze
Police work the scene after a shooting Saturday left at least 1 person dead and 8 others injured in front of Half Time Liquors on West Pensacola Street.
Chasity Maynard, Tallahassee Democrat
One person was killed and eight others were injured in a mass shooting in Tallahassee just before midnight Saturday. An armed man was also shot by the police. Details are still emerging as the Tallahassee Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate.
Here’s what we know so far.
‘Extraordinary burst of fire’: 1 person killed and 8 injured in crowd firing
What happened on Saturday night?
Police were controlling a crowd of several hundred people in the West Pensacola Street area near the Florida State University campus Saturday night when “multiple individuals within the crowd” began shooting near Liquor’s and Los Compadres at halftime, according to a TPD press release.
According to TPD’s Facebook post, police chased and apprehended the suspected gunman.
How many shooters were involved in the Tallahassee mass shooting?
Not determined. While the release referred to “multiple individuals,” police only mentioned one person who was seen firing into a large crowd before running into a McDonald’s.
According to the release, officers told the man to drop the weapon and “then shot the subject in an attempt to stop the threat and prevent more individuals from becoming victims.”
How many people were killed in the Tallahassee mass shooting?
Officers found a man with a gunshot wound at halftime liquors and immediately began administering life-saving aid. “The victim, an adult male, succumbed to his injuries at the scene,” police said.
Five other men and three women in the crowd were shot and taken to local hospitals for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to serious, TPD spokeswoman Heather Merritt said.
Also, the police shot an armed man. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and the officers who shot the suspect have been placed on administrative leave, per protocol.
Where did the Tallahassee mass shooting take place?
Police said multiple incidents took place on West Pensacola Street at Half Time Liquors, located at 2101 West Pensacola Street, and Los Compadres, located at 2102 West Pensacola Street. The area is close to the FSU campus and athletic complex.
“This is a huge incident,” said Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell. “There are several locations involved in this incident, but yes, we believe this is an isolated incident.”
What weapons were used in the Tallahassee mass shooting?
It is not yet known what type of firearms were used. The suspect was in possession of a handgun.
Tallahassee Police Department comments on overnight shooting that left 1 dead, 8 injured
The Tallahassee Police Department held a press conference on Saturday night’s shooting that left one person dead and eight others injured.
Tallahassee Police Department, Tallahassee Democrat
Has anyone been arrested in the Tallahassee mass shooting?
Three people were taken into custody at the scene Saturday, but charges and suspect names were not available as of Monday morning. A gunman is also in custody, along with two others who were taken into custody on unrelated charges.
“Dozens of shots rang out from this, and we will continue to gather enough information to put all the pieces together, so there may be others,” Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell said at a press conference Sunday. in the morning
Were any Tallahassee police injured in the mass shooting?
“When it’s going on to a shooting of this incredible magnitude,” Revell said, it has yet to be reported.
What is a mass shooting?
USA TODAY defines an incident as one in which at least four people are shot, even if no fatalities occur. An incident in which at least four people are killed is called a massacre.
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