Five People Shot At Apartment Complex; SUV Involved Found Torched At Quintette Park

April 16, 2021

A Ford Escape found torched in the Quintette Park Thursday night was the vehicle involved in the shooting of five people earlier in the evening at Oakwood Terrace Apartments, Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said Friday afternoon.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s office is looking for the two individuals pictured for questioning only in the incident.

About 6 p.m., the stolen Ford Escape occupied by four people pulled into the apartment complex on Truman Avenue in Pensacola. Two males with handguns fanned out, while two with long guns stayed nearby before. They all began to shoot, with about 40 rounds fired toward a group of people gathered outside.

Two females and three males were hit the gunfire. None of injuries were life threatening, but some are in serious condition. One person was shot in the chest and another in the head, according to the sheriff.

“These are people that intended to kill people, and they didn’t care who it was,” Simmons said. “They didn’t care if it was the person they were looking for, and they didn’t care for those person they were talking to. They didn’t care if it was a young child they were holding or a child in the area. They quite simply did not care.”

About 8:20 p.m. Thursday, a vehicle fire was reported in the Quintette Park. The Ford Escape was fully involved when the Cantonment Station of Escambia Fire Rescue arrived on scene. It was located near the ball fields on the north side of the park. A gas can was visible just a few feet away from the burned out vehicle.

As of Friday afternoon, the four suspects had not been identified.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on the incident, or that may have seen the Ford Escape (pictured below at Oakwood Terrace prior to the fire), to call the ECSO at (850) 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

Update: At the time of the incident, ECSO believed six people were shot, but that number was later revised to five.

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Comments

24 Responses to “Five People Shot At Apartment Complex; SUV Involved Found Torched At Quintette Park”

  1. Suzi G. on April 19th, 2021 3:23 pm

    I hope they find all those involved. The injured may have details about these criminals. Also evidence could be on the gas can.

    Great photos captured from the store camera.

  2. SueB on April 18th, 2021 8:16 am

    Deputies find and arrest the thugs & them so called educated Judges set the thugs free. These are want-to-be gangsters & Gangs are substitute families.

  3. MB on April 18th, 2021 6:42 am

    Seem like law abiding citizens to me. One would have to assume they bought the firearms legally while doing the proper background checks as well. I’m sure this is all a big misunderstanding….

  4. Way to go USA on April 18th, 2021 5:13 am

    The values these thugs don’t have were lost years ago with the tear down of family. No respect for authority and a free ride, no severe punishment for their actions. I’m sure Biden’s new Infrastructure plan can fix this problem though….not. They should be caught and sentenced to busting rocks and building roads, hard labor, etc. Put that in the infrastructure plan and see crime go down, roads get built and the costs cut in half.

    Take out the trash!

  5. LouisT on April 17th, 2021 3:19 pm

    Nobody talked about the violence you see today in Escambia county. And the 1970s when I was a young man I went could into that same apartment many times to visit my friends. I was white and they were black. Now I’m 70 years old and wonder what has changed. Or I can put my finger on several things and they would all be large contributors to the problems of our young people. I do notice they did away with the draft which gave young people a way to have pride in themselves and their family and community. Politicians talk about their parties values. Oh really, is that how we got here. In the 70s most children had two parents. Nowadays, most of the people expect the government to pay for and raise the children and we do. There is no respect
    For life anymore both
    the unborn and born. Everyone knows the solutions to these problems and it’s not to throw money at it. It doesn’t cost anything for a young person to say yes ma’am or no ma’am oh yes sir or no sir. It doesn’t cost anything to respect life.

  6. Charles Wright on April 17th, 2021 11:32 am

    Defund the police so crimes like this can go rampant? Cops are bad? Defund police so more shootings happen? Defend yourself average citizen… oh wait, Biden and the progressive radical left are coming for your guns.

    Poor law abiding citizen, this is your fault. You’ll be taxed and legislated into nothing until you’re obliterated into nothing.

    Poor law abiding citizen you are the enemy of the state as you work, pay taxes and go to church. They have targeted you for decades and made YOU the enemy. Eventually there is a tipping point to which a reset will occur. Do large centralized governments last forever?

  7. NobodyInParticular on April 17th, 2021 9:00 am

    Hahahahahaha the dummy ain’t got any plates in his plate carrier. What a scrub

  8. MB on April 17th, 2021 7:52 am

    Yep, sounds like law abiding citizens. Nothing here to suspect otherwise. Pretty sure they bought the guns legally with the proper background checks too. This is all just a big misunderstanding….

  9. Vw on April 16th, 2021 8:06 pm

    Yeah defund the police. This will happen every day.

  10. Terry Lee on April 16th, 2021 7:19 pm

    Looks like a bullet proof vest on the so called person of interest,which a better way for me to refer to him want get published!!!??

  11. np630ss on April 16th, 2021 7:05 pm

    This isn’t hard to figure out. This was a gang hit. Sending a message to the survivors. Probably related to drugs.

  12. Howie on April 16th, 2021 6:21 pm

    Check Pensacola and Cantonment gas stations for these thugs. To burn this vehicle in Quintette Park, you are most likely familiar with the area.

    Hopefully someone can identify the two in the photos, then they can rat on the other two.

    850-433-STOP (7867) for a reward of giving information about the thugs or the car.

    @ Mike – I know what you mean. I have several of those aggravating spill proof cans I use for power outages for fuel in my generator. But these thugs could have taken the spout off to pour. LEO and Fire Marshall will find out the truth.

  13. NPC on April 16th, 2021 6:19 pm

    They are good boys, just misunderstood and I have no doubt that their actions can be explained.

  14. Lovelace on April 16th, 2021 4:08 pm

    Find them and put them under the jail this is some real real dummy stuff.they could have killed so many kids because there is hundreds or kids living there please stop this Madness it’s not the gun it’s the hands they are in

  15. Laurie on April 16th, 2021 2:45 pm

    Oh wow.
    I saw that photo online and my first instinct was “I bet that was the vehicle involved in the shooting” after I was told thete was a dark suv involved. I hope fingerprints can be gotten off gas can

  16. Gabe on April 16th, 2021 2:44 pm

    The suspect either dumped the gas inside the car or fill the car with gas lite the gas tank

  17. Laurie on April 16th, 2021 2:43 pm

    Oh wow.
    I saw that photo online and my first instinct was “I bet that was the vehicle involved in the shooting”

  18. tg on April 16th, 2021 2:42 pm

    I wonder how many stolen vehicles are running around Escambia Co with Thugs and no Insurance.

  19. Jc on April 16th, 2021 2:21 pm

    Geniuses didn’t burn the Gas can. I bet the police get all the clues they need from that one gas can.

  20. Paul on April 16th, 2021 2:00 pm

    A smart crook would have thrown the gas can into the vehicle to burn away.

  21. Mike on April 16th, 2021 11:47 am

    If it has one of those stupid safety spouts I don’t see how the gas could have been used. Those things make it 100% impossible to get any gas out of the can.

  22. A Alex on April 16th, 2021 8:56 am

    Check gas station survielence 3 hours prior within 5 miles

  23. Chris McCarthy on April 16th, 2021 8:52 am

    That’s a nice gas can. Is it available?

  24. Willis on April 16th, 2021 7:10 am

    What a coincidence……





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