Three Shot, Two at Tallahassee Apartment Complex

By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 8.12.2010 6:55pm by Julie Montanaro

Two men are shot - possibly three - and police are hitting a brick wall in their quest to answer the questions who did it and why.

The shots rang out on Texas Street this morning in a complex that's no stranger to gunfire.

This woman is too afraid to show her face or tell us her name, but she has plenty to say about the violence unfolding in her apartment complex here at 2525 Texas Street.

"I've done seen people get killed, a lot of them been shot, all kind of stuff going on out here," she said as she sat on her second story balcony with a newborn on her lap.

Two men and possibly a third were shot just before three am Thursday morning near building G, but police say no one's talking and they have yet to figure out what happened.

There was a murder outside building G in March, a shooting in this complex in January and a check of TPD records shows 77 calls at the Sunrise Apartments in just the past 6 months: murder, attempted murder, assault, battery, robbery, drugs and more.

SGT Dave Ferrell has been responding to calls in the neighborhood for the past 27 years.

"We're out here patrolling day and night and unfortunately the violence and the violent crime just continue to plague this area," Ferrell said.

So what goes through your mind when you're on patrol at night and hear 2525 Texas Street come over the radio?

"Here we go again."

"They need to realize people have little kids over here and children be out here and sometimes even if they're not out here, those bullets can go through windows," the woman said. "People have children sleeping out here, they just need to leave that mess where they stay at."

Police tell us the complex has hired some off duty officers as security, but say those officers were not working this morning when the shooting happened.

We did leave a message in the management office hoping to get more information about security measures there. We have not received a call back.

**** UPDATE 4:23 PM on 8-12-2010 ****
Tallahassee Police Department does not have any suspects at this time as the three victims have been unwilling to cooperate with police, and witnesses have been slow to come foward.

We will continue to follow this story and will bring forward any new developments as they become available.


At about 2:45 Thursday morning officers responded to a shooting at The Sunrise Place Apartment Complex, located at 2525 Texas Street, near "Building G".

Two men were shot and suffered non life threatening wounds.

A short time later, a third person arrived at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound, also non life threatening.

There are no other details at this time.

We will update as more information becomes available.

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  • by gus Location: tally on Aug 17, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    Crime may happen everywhere...but look where the main volumn and rate is...the inner city! So, before you tell everyone to shut up and call them had better be doing something about your backyard first!
  • by Human Trafficating come in all forms on Aug 15, 2010 at 03:29 PM
    Welfiar makes it profitable to have children out of wed lock. Having children has become a business. People are having childern so they can get a check. Then the children grow up in chaos. It is the worse form of child abuse and the goverment enables it. Not only that they give you money to do it.
  • by time boy Location: clock on Aug 15, 2010 at 11:02 AM
    ok time is up for this post. let another thug have his chance
  • by walter Location: talla on Aug 14, 2010 at 05:40 AM
    the people that shoot and sell dope do not read and posthere.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2010 at 06:49 PM
    home boys,,dugs,, money
  • by Been there, seen it Location: NE United States on Aug 13, 2010 at 02:13 PM
    No offense, but everyone has to take care of their own neighborhoods. You have to respect your neighbors, not kill them. Wanna buy dope? Pay for the dope, don't kill over it! People turn their own communities into low rent and subsidized housing areas by trashing their communities. Nobody wants to move there so the entire place gets cheap. Witnesses to crime don't speak up, businesses won't move in, they don't want to be robbed. Homes and buildings aren't maintained or cleaned, graffiti artists come along and do their work then the the area becomes blighted. About the graffiti artists, from someone who likes art..some of yall are talented individuals and you choose to paint a wall and destroy other folks property? C'MON! get a clue! Anyway...eventually it boils down to eminent domain, the people are displaced, they take it personally, get mad at the man and do it all over again in another neighborhood. It's got to stop with you.
  • by Denise Location: t'ville on Aug 13, 2010 at 02:08 PM
    HMA..well said as most of your posts are.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2010 at 02:06 PM
  • by gus Location: TALLY on Aug 13, 2010 at 01:46 PM
    Nicole...if you dont know what it means when asked "where are the black leaders"...lets take a look at what Sharpton has done...Called out Jews, Called out whites...but has never called out blacks! Maybe you are part of the problem! Not all races comprimise 13% of the population and yet commit 50% of ALL violent crime...while getting a free pass from Wright, Sharpton, Jesse, Mayor Marks, et al!
  • by DKM Location: Tallahassee on Aug 13, 2010 at 12:12 PM
    To the few people who think closing Sunrise place is a good idea. Where would those people live next? Are you going to rent a room out? I would rather it stay open and keep the violence away from my famiy.
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