TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Late on Saturday night, the Tallahassee Police Department began an investigation into a gunshot that resulted in one person being murdered and eight others being injured. The event started just before midnight on October 29 in the neighborhood of 2100 West Pensacola Street, which is approximately one mile west of the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Officers who were tasked with maintaining crowd control reported seeing many people in the crowd shoot at nearby businesses. Officers from the Tallahassee Police Department located one victim, who unfortunately passed away at the site. Other victims, numbering eight in total, had injuries ranging from minor to severe as a result of gunfire.
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Officers saw an armed adult man, who they had previously seen shooting into a crowd, flee toward a McDonald’s in the neighborhood. The officer had previously seen the man shoot into the crowd. The officers gave the suspect verbal commands to drop the firearm, but he continued running when they caught up with him and shot him.