Five People Injured In Shooting At Escambia County Apartment Complex

April 16, 2021

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Five people were shot at an Escambia County apartment complex Thursday evening.

About 6 p.m., a dark colored vehicle pulled into the Oakwood Terrace Apartments complex at 700 Truman Avenue and several people opened fire.

“A group of people exited that vehicle and just started opening fire. We estimated at least a dozen rounds have been fired,” said Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons. “They were shooting indiscriminately into a group of people.”

Five people that were shot and transported to Baptist and Sacred Heart hospital.

As of late Thursday night, no arrests had been reported.

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

Pictured: Law enforcement at the Oak Terrace Apartments complex on Truman Avenue Thursday evening after six people were shot. Photos courtesy WEAR 3 for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Comments

19 Responses to “Five People Injured In Shooting At Escambia County Apartment Complex”

  1. David H on April 18th, 2021 7:55 am

    The reason that gates is always open is because they wait for someone to drive through and then they cover the safety sensor so the gate thinks that a car or person is in it’s path and won’t close. It wouldn’t matter. They give their gate code to everyone anyway.

    There’s still razor wire on the wall although some of it has been cut out by the people that live there and nobody wants to deal with the blowback of replacing the missing wire.

  2. Denny on April 17th, 2021 1:50 pm

    Kristi, yes, I’m sure the shooters had a direct line to President Biden to fully involve him in this particular incident!!! At least this president has proposed measures to keep guns away from druggies and career criminals, unlike the last one who had four years and didn’t.

  3. Dave Simpkins on April 17th, 2021 11:15 am

    Pensacola police department punishes their officers by cancelling leave for this shooting in the county. Talk about making morale even LOWER than it was there. Whoever did that has got to take a reality check. The officers had NOTHING to do with the shooting and it was done in “case of a retaliatory shooting.” So they are cancelling leave in “case” of crime. If I were an officer there I’d apply to somewhere else…. that’s just looney tunes if you ask me. Clearly the mayor or city commissioners are behind that bogus call.

  4. Local on April 16th, 2021 2:01 pm

    Not really surprised at that happening at Truman it’s always been a place for thugs and drugs

  5. Stumpknocker on April 16th, 2021 1:48 pm

    The barb wire was removed years ago due to law suite. Does anyone think that a background check would have prevented this? Lol . I hear about stricter laws for the purchase of a firearm, not one word about getting tough on felons in possession of a firearm, you no like 7 time convicted felon in possession of a sawed off shotgun. They plan to disarm law abiding citizens but first tax them to death.

  6. BeeDub on April 16th, 2021 1:05 pm

    @Bob bob LOL…gotta watch for those bobs!!

  7. Bewildered on April 16th, 2021 12:32 pm

    Leave for law enforcement was put on hold to curb the violence. The black community needs to start taking responsibility for their young generation, it’s always the same cop-out – it’s someone else‘s fault.

  8. @wone piece on April 16th, 2021 11:36 am

    Lol your funny. Like they are really gonna turn their guns in lol

  9. Bob bob on April 16th, 2021 11:27 am

    Bob wire? Really?

  10. Worn Piece on April 16th, 2021 9:26 am

    @ Mom….A wall was built in the rear of the property many years ago, but it was considered an insult. I think I remember a law suit being filed due its construction. I am not sure of the status of the wall now. The answer to the problem would be for these gentlemen to turn their weapons in and the conflict would be resolved.

  11. A Alex on April 16th, 2021 8:50 am

    Becoming SOUTHERN CHICAGO

  12. wannabnfla on April 16th, 2021 8:47 am

    Thugs and drugs.

  13. Rug Rat on April 16th, 2021 8:10 am

    I have never seen that gate locked or being maned by anyone. Everyone comes and goes as they please. But, I bet someone is at the gate this morning!

    I don’t care how many times the name of these complexes change, it is always the same old crap. Drugs and Thugs! . Forest Park – AKA (Warrington Village), Oakwood Terrace – AKA – Truman Arms, etc.

  14. Kristi Mitchell on April 16th, 2021 7:44 am

    What is going on here and in America?

    Biden has not even been in office for 100 days and look at the mass shootings and uprisings.

  15. Mom on April 16th, 2021 7:19 am

    I thought that place had a gated entrance and bob wire surrounding it. How did they even get in there

  16. Well on April 16th, 2021 7:04 am

    Probably be some more retaliation shootings today or tonight,
    No fear no care.

  17. Jules on April 16th, 2021 6:38 am

    A lot of bullets but no deaths. So thankful no lives were lost.

  18. J.Larry Seale on April 16th, 2021 6:10 am

    where is BLM when you need them ??????

  19. Sugar Mane on April 16th, 2021 4:12 am

    A Terrible Piece Of Action





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