On Saturday morning in southside Tallahassee, a woman was fatally shot in broad daylight, marking the second shooting in less than 48 hours.
The Tallahassee Police Department is currently investigating this homicide, which took place at 10 a.m. in the 600 block of Palm Beach Street. As per a TPD news release, the woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she sadly passed away from her injuries.
“This remains an open and active investigation and updates will be provided as more information becomes available,” TPD stated.
The TPD Watch Commander couldn’t provide information about whether the shooting occurred indoors or outdoors, and if there was a crowd present.
Officers are urging anyone with information to contact 850-891-4200. They can also choose to remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.
This incident is the second shooting of the weekend. In an early Friday morning incident at a late-night warehouse party, two individuals sustained injuries. One man was shot in the wrist, while another had a gunshot wound in his ankle.
“At this time, it is unclear if the victims were the target of the shooting. No arrests have been made and this investigation remains open and active,” a TPD spokesperson stated.
The shooting took place either during or after an event at Venue 1872, featuring the musical artist Rob49. It was promoted as the “top homecoming event on Thursday” and was planned to conclude at 2 a.m. Venue 1872 is hosting a series of off-campus events to coincide with Florida A&M’s homecoming weekend.
This recent incident of gun violence marks the 77th significant shooting in the capital city and county this year.
Up to this point, 20 individuals have lost their lives in shootings, and a minimum of 65 have sustained injuries, according to an analysis by the Tallahassee Democrat.