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FAMU student shot in chest on West College Avenue early Sunday morning

The Tallahassee Police Department and FSU Police responded to a shooting near the area of...
The Tallahassee Police Department and FSU Police responded to a shooting near the area of Macomb Street and College Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.(Source: Associated Press)
Published: Mar. 7, 2021 at 4:45 AM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Tallahassee Police Department and FSU Police responded to a shooting near the area of Macomb Street and College Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

The victim, whom FSUPD identified as a current FAMU student, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the chest.

The suspect sped away from the area in a gray Sedan with black rims.

The preliminary investigation revealed the shooting was a result of a fight that happened as a crowd was clearing from an event nearby.

Deputies say the incident appears to be isolated from the physical altercations.

This is an open and active investigation, according to TPD.

In a statement released by FAMU, the school said, “The FAMU community is praying for the student’s speedy recovery.”

According to FAMU, the student is currently being treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Investigators with TPD are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, but did not speak with an officer on scene, to call 850-891-4200. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

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