Man shot while taking out trash, says Tallahassee Police

The man was taking out the trash when he was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between two vehicles, says a release from TPD.
Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 12:01 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A man was shot in Tallahassee on Sunday night while taking out the trash for an elderly couple, according to the Tallahassee Police Department.

An incident synopsis issued by TPD on Monday morning states the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Cochran Drive. That is on the city’s southside and a short distance from Jack McLean Park.

The man was reportedly hit by a stray bullet from two vehicles that were shooting at each other in the roadway. He was not believed to be the intended target of the shooting, but was hospitalized, said TPD. He is expected to survive. However, there was no information provided on the extent of his injuries.

Tallahassee police said no arrests have been made. An investigation is underway.

This was the second shooting of a person in front of their home in Leon County this month.

Anyone with information is asked to call TPD at 850-891-4200. To remain anonymous, call crime stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.