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Students react to shooting at party near FAMU's campus

FAMU alert: Person injured at off-campus party
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FAMU alert: Person injured at off-campus party
Posted at 6:37 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 14:38:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee Police are looking for the suspect or suspects that opened fire on a group of party goers near FAMU's campus.

The shooting happened early Tuesday morning on Adams Street, sending one person to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

Shots rang out on the Southside of Tallahassee around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, police initially reporting there was an "incident," near the FAMU campus.

Those who were at the scene however, say the "incident" was gunshots, adding one moment everything was fun and in the next, terrifying.

People say hundreds were gathered at a block party on Adams Street when suddenly they heard gun shots. One person told me it sounded like an automatic weapon was firing when things turned into chaos and everyone started running in different directions.

Roughly an hour later, FAMU Campus police sent out a series of alerts confirming something had happened near campus with information surrounding a possible suspect driving a yellow convertible Mustang.

It wasn't until 7 a.m. Tuesday morning that Tallahassee Police confirmed that a victim had been shot and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"While they're on campus and off campus, their safety is our most concern," said Chief Terrence Calloway, the FAMU Chief of Police. "So we want them to walk in groups if they can, be aware of your surroundings at night, make sure that you have your phone available so you can dial 9-1-1."

The Tallahassee Police Department is heading up the investigation and is currently following all leads.

"We will also canvass the neighborhood, make sure anyone has camera in their business or homes," said Officer Damon Miller Jr. with the Tallahassee Police Department. "And also sometimes people actually witness the crime or incident and they're not on scene, so we just urge them to call 891-4200 or Big Bend Crime Stoppers."

At this time, police say it's unclear whether any FAMU students were involved in the shooting. Tallahassee Police encourage anyone with information to call 850-891-4200.


Person receives non-life-threatening gunshot wound near FAMU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department is asking for the public's help after a person was shot early Tuesday near the 1800 block of South Adams Street. 

Florida A&M University had issued alerts earlier Tuesday indicating that the incident occurred at a party at 1815 S. Adams Street. 

TPD says the person received non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. 

An alert from FAMU at 2:23 a.m. Monday said the suspect may be driving a yellow convertible Mustang.

TPD asks that people with information about the case should call them at (850) 891 - 4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574 - TIPS.