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Residents react to shooting at The Hub apartment complex

Posted at 12:29 AM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 08:21:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Cell phone video captured the moment shots rang out at the Hub apartments.

"When I realized what it was I just locked my doors and kind of just took over," Hub resident James Fitzsimmons said.

Fitzsimmons was on a Zoom meeting in his apartment when he heard the shots and started recording. He would later realize his car would be part of a crime scene.

Fitzsimmons' car was one of five cars that were hit in Tuesday's shooting.

TPD confirmed multiple shots were fired and two men were injured.

Witnesses who didn't feel comfortable going on camera said people were fighting and that escalated to a shooting before a crash involving multiple cars.

Other people that live here said the shooting lasted about 20 seconds; describing the incident like a war zone.

A witness said bullets hit his car and if his car wasn't parked out front of his building that bullet could've gone straight inside his apartment.

The Tallahassee Police Department said when officers arrived on the scene they found one person with non-life-threatening injuries and they also said another person walked into a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, there have been 64 shootings in Leon County and 60 percent of them were in the 32304 ZIP code alone, including this one.

As for people living at The Hub, management sent them an email saying there working on getting better security to keep their residents safe.