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TPD: More than a dozen calls for large gatherings, one ends in shooting

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Posted at 7:19 AM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 07:22:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL) — Police are investigating after two victims were shot during a large gathering on South Monroe Street.

The Tallahassee Police Department says they responded to more than a dozen calls for service in reference to large crowds gathering over the weekend.

The crowds ranged in size, including one with approximately 700 vehicles and more than 1,000 people gathered outside at the Tenn Street Apartments, located at 600 Dixie Drive, just before midnight.

TPD says most of the travel lanes were blocked throughout the complex.

Thanks to efforts from TPD’s Patrol Bureau and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, officers were able to safely disperse the crowd.

Police say while most of the crowds this weekend dispersed without incident, one ended with gunfire.

On Sunday, just before 5 a.m., a crowd gathered at the Circle K, located at 2807 S. Monroe St.

An altercation broke out and resulted in gunfire, according to TPD.

Authorities say multiple shots were fired from different weapons.

Several cars in and around the parking lot were struck. The shooting continued north on S. Monroe Street.

Officers found additional evidence of the shooting on the 2500 block of S. Monroe St.

Two people were injured in the shooting. The victims, both adult males, are currently being treated at local hospitals.

Police say one victim was treated and released; the other is in serious but stable condition.

Investigators ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident on S. Monroe Street, but did not speak with an officer on scene, or anyone with information about the shooting to please call 850-891-4200.

You may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

This is an active investigation, and updates will be provided as they become available.