TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Friday morning, Tallahassee Police confirmed that a man who was shot on Thursday afternoon on Fred George Road has passed away due to his injuries.
The police also verified that the perpetrator and the victim were acquainted with each other, though they didn’t provide further details about their relationship.
Law enforcement suspects that a single individual is responsible for two instances of violence that occurred on Thursday evening in the vicinity of Fred George Road and Old Bainbridge Road, located in the northwest part of the capital city.
However, the police haven’t disclosed any particulars about this individual; as of Friday evening, the whereabouts of the suspect remains unknown.
Investigators have established a link between this shooting and an axe attack that took place in the same area just an hour earlier.
The victim of the axe assault was taken to a hospital and remains in serious condition as of Friday morning, according to the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD).
The police also affirmed on Friday that the suspect and the victim of the axe attack were acquainted.
TPD issued a warning to residents, urging them to exercise caution and to dial 911 to report any suspicious activity in the vicinity.
In response to the ongoing situation with the at-large suspect, Leon County Schools announced on Friday that security measures have been heightened at both Springwood Elementary and Canopy Oaks Elementary, which are two nearby schools. District officials stated that they are collaborating with TPD to closely monitor the situation.