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Suspects sought in two Quincy shootings, police investigating

Posted at 11:39 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 18:20:22-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — A warning from the Quincy Police Department after a woman was shot trying to sell her mobile phone.

The shooting happened at Tanyard Creek Park, where a 23-year old woman had arranged to sell her iPhone through the social media website "LetGo."

When she arrived at the park three men tried to take the phone. The woman had a concealed firearms permit and took out her gun. During a fight over the weapon she was shot in the side of the head, but she is expected to be okay.

Law enforcement officials say if you are going to sell items online be aware of who you are selling to and the environment you are going into.

"Be mindful of the location. Go to an area where there are a lot of people that those buyers or sellers will have to think twice about robbing them or causing them harm. We are asking these people to be careful when they are selling these items online," said Robert Mixson, Captain of the Quincy Police Department.

No one has been arrested in this case and Quincy Police need your help. If you have any information please call the Quincy Police Department at 850-627-0138 or Crimestoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

Police are investigating a pair of shootings in Quincy that happened within days of each other.

Police say officers responded to a report of a robbery involving a shooting at Tanyard Creek Park on July 11.

When police arrived on scene, they found a victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the side of her head. The victim told officers she went to the park to sell an iPhone to a person she had contacted on the social media website “LetGo”.

While at the park, the victim was approached by three men and one attempted to rob her of the phone physically.

Police say the victim then pulled out her gun to defend herself. A fight over the gun broke out and resulted in the victim sustaining a gunshot wound to the side of her head.

The three suspects then fled the scene on foot and were described as young black males wearing hoodie type sweatshirts. Authorities say the victim was taken to the hospital and treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The second incident occurred in the parking lot of McDonald's on West Jefferson Street on Saturday night.

While at a nearby location, QPD officers heard gunshots coming from McDonalds. When they responded on scene, officers found a victim laying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to his right leg.

The victim told police that he was shot after getting in a fight.

Police say the victim could not tell them who shot him. He was immediately taken to TMH for treatment for his non-life threatening injury.

QPD says no arrests have been made in either of these cases and police are asking the public for help.

Anyone with information about either of these cases are asked to call QPD Capt. Robert Mixson at (850) 627-0138 or call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. Authorities say you could receive a reward if your information leads to an arrest in either of these cases.