UPDATE: Gunfire Hits House In Molino; Not Believed To Be Deliberate

June 25, 2020

A house in Molino was hit by gunfire Thursday night, but the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office does not believe it was a deliberate act.

Deputies responded to a shots fired call on Weeping Willow Court shortly before 7 p.m.

“No one was ever located after interviewing surrounding residents,” Sgt. Melanie Peterson, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, said as deputies were leaving the area. ”ECSO has no reason to believe the shots were deliberate.”

Peterson confirmed that the house was hit “by a couple of rounds”. She said it was possibly someone target practicing or shooting in a nearby wooded area. She said deputies could heard the shots after their arrival.

No one was hit by the gunfire, and there were no injuries reported.

Weeping Willow Court runs north off Highway 196 and parallel to Highway 29. As a result, numerous deputies were also along Highway 29, shutting down the outside southbound lane.

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11 Responses to “UPDATE: Gunfire Hits House In Molino; Not Believed To Be Deliberate”

  1. Daniels on June 27th, 2020 4:33 pm

    @Molino Resident
    We live in Molino also and we shoot guns.We are educated an know our surroundings before we fire high powered rifles!(unlike the fool shooting) It is a felony when the bullets enter someone’s home from another property JS

  2. deBugger on June 27th, 2020 1:41 pm

    @Molino Resident:

    “As for hearing gunshots in the country maybe you moved into the wrong area.”

    Thank You, AMEN.
    Res Ipsa Loquitur.

  3. Molino Resident on June 27th, 2020 10:58 am

    This is the Florida Statue for firing weapons.


    The shooter may have broken the law. It would depend on total circumstances. As for the Sheriff not entering the woods and waiting to see them come out is safer for everyone.
    As for hearing gunshots in the country maybe you moved into the wrong area.

  4. Jernigan on June 27th, 2020 9:41 am

    @ JOSH
    Ok it was a rifle that was shooting 223 bullets!!(excuse me!!)
    Either way, shot gun,rifle,hand gun, all are illegal to fire into anyone’s home!! It’s these kind of people that NEVER need fire arms!!

  5. Jernigan on June 27th, 2020 9:08 am

    Ok so it was a rifle..that was shooting 223 bullets!!(not a shot gun excuse me)
    Either way shot gun,rifle,pistol,or a BB guns are totally illegal(felony)to fire into Any ones home!!!
    It’s people like this that should NEVER have guns!!

  6. David Huie Green on June 26th, 2020 11:31 pm

    I had to think about it a while. The writer probably needed a comma.
    “The bullets were 223 high powered shot, gun like the ones for the AR 15 !!”
    or even
    “The bullets were .223 high powered, shot from an AR-15
    -type gun!!”

    People who use weapons should be careful.
    If you kill someone by accident, he or she is still dead.

    David for better people

  7. josh on June 26th, 2020 7:22 pm

    the bullets were 223 high powered shotgun.
    rounds ……lol. nice new hybrid stuff I’m guessing

  8. DeLovely on June 26th, 2020 11:05 am

    @Al is that you’re main concern that was going through your mind when an incident of gunfire was reported in our area and there was no investigation to see whether or not it was intentional or just target practice and still charge them with endangerment. Really

  9. AJernigan on June 26th, 2020 10:08 am

    This was my sisters house they shot up!!
    The bullets were 223 high powered shot gun like the ones for the AR 15 !!After cops arrived at her home the shooter fired again hitting a tree that knocked bark off the tree into cops face!!
    Cops NEVER combed the woods to find the person responsible they just sat beside the road waiting for them to come out of the woods!!
    Cops said PROBABLY!! someone target practicing what the hell!!
    One of the bullets was less than 10 ft from where she was sitting!!

  10. Kate on June 26th, 2020 7:28 am

    Oh yeah they are great, what happened to the illicit shooter? Nothing, they wouldn’t walk into the woods to find them. You hear gun shots all over Molino area, idiota re always out shooting.

  11. Al Buchanan on June 25th, 2020 10:23 pm

    I love our deputies, the way they respond to calls. I was leaving the mill at 7 and a cruiser was headed north on 29 to the scene. Thank you LEO. I couldn’t imagine living in Minneapolis or d.c. or even Atlanta where they are told to just let it happen.

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