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As gun violence continues, Tallahassee residents ask: Am I safe?

Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 04:48:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Another day, another shooting investigation in Tallahassee.

The most recent shooting happened at the Avenue 29 Apartments on Sharer Road. This latest shooting has some people questioning just how safe is the city.

Tallahassee Police have handled 24 shootings so far this year. That's according to TPD's Crime Analysis Unit.

The latest shooting happened Tuesday evening on Sharer Road where police say they found someone dead. With yet another deadly shooting, some people are starting to question where they can be safe in the city.

A man WTXL spoke to who lives at Avenue 29 says he moved to the apartments about a month to escape violence in Quincy but now he's not so sure if it was worth it.

"I moved out here because it was quiet. It's a great place to be. It's a lot of kids out here. And they bring it out here to the community where the kids at," said Andrew Martin. "Why? We have people playing, its the summer, we having fun. It's the last thing we need is to be out here killing each other in the community."

The concerns over safety do not stop there. On Facebook, we asked you after recent shootings are you concerned for your safety in Tallahassee.

To share your thoughts, you can find that poll on our Facebook and Twitter pages for the next 24 hours.

In total, there have been 12 homicides this year in Tallahassee. TPD says 11 of those cases have been solved.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about these cases to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.