On Monday night, two men were wounded in separate shootings that happened within minutes of each other in southwest and west Tallahassee.
At around 7:44 p.m. on October 30th, officers arrived at the 2100 block of Melanie Drive and found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Fortunately, the injury was not life-threatening.
At approximately 7:55 p.m., officers also responded to the 2000 block of Flipper Street where they discovered another adult male victim who had been shot in the thigh. Doctors confirmed that this wound was also non-life threatening.
“The victim was not forthcoming with information regarding what led up to the shooting,” the Tallahassee Police Department said in a statement.
No one has been arrested in relation to either of the shootings, and both cases are still under investigation.
TPD stated that, “Despite the shootings happening minutes apart and roughly 2.5 miles from each other, they are not believed to be related”.
A series of violent incidents started over the weekend and has since continued. On early Friday, there was a shooting at a warehouse party which resulted in two people being injured.
Then, on early Saturday morning, a woman was shot at a parking lot party. Later on Saturday, another woman was shot and tragically lost her life. Thankfully, an arrest was made in connection with the fatal shooting.
These instances of gun violence mark the 79th and 80th serious shootings in the capital city and county this year.
To date, 20 individuals have lost their lives due to shootings, and at least 68 others have sustained injuries, as reported by an analysis from the Tallahassee Democrat.