Deputies Investigate Overnight Shooting

July 31, 2015

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting.

About 1:15 a.m., deputies responded to a Shell gas station at Old Corry Field Road and Navy Boulevard for a reported shooting victim.

The victim, described by authorities only as a 34-year old black male, told deputies that he was shot during a drug transaction at the Moreno Court apartments on Old Corry Field Road.

He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no arrests reported.


6 Responses to “Deputies Investigate Overnight Shooting”

  1. Mr. Head on August 1st, 2015 11:26 pm

    Time to arm everyone.
    Arm the homeless.
    Cop to potential victim; let me see your license, registration, proof of insurance, and loaded sidearm.

  2. Bob C. on August 1st, 2015 9:04 pm

    Saw the other week where the hospitals increase the costs to we who DO have health and medical insurance (knowing they’ll only get part of that cost) to help offset the service losses on people who do not have insurance and are not covered by other programs.

    In other words….we who pay our bills or have insurance also help keep the hospitals operating on indigents needs.

  3. Cindy on July 31st, 2015 11:06 pm

    But he wasn’t a “victim”. He jeaporized his own well-being by engaging in illegal activity.

    If he doesn’t have any health insurance (of any sort), that’s another issue. And one he’ll have to handle with the hospital billing department and/or credit bureau.

    But the medical bills he incurred as a result of his illegal activity will not be paid for by Victim’s Assistance programs.

  4. Patriot on July 31st, 2015 8:30 pm

    Of course it’s free….for him.
    The “victim” most certainly doesn’t have medical insurance!

  5. Cindy on July 31st, 2015 1:58 pm

    Having worked in hospital medical billing, if you’re injured while committing a crime, your medical costs are NOT free. Only if your the innocent victim of a crime are your medical bills (potentially) covered.

    If he’d been arrested, then taken to the hospital for treatment of his gunshot, then the county would have paid the medical bills.

    But, he wasn’t arrested.

  6. Don on July 31st, 2015 12:25 pm

    Hope he didn’t loose any money on the deal,he might need it to pay the hospital and doctors…ohhh…wait lol….it’s free if you get shot during a crime.

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