Woman killed in daytime shooting near Riley Elementary

She was transported to a hospital Monday afternoon, where she died from her injuries
Woman shot and killed in Tallahassee
Published: Sep. 11, 2023 at 6:26 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2023 at 10:54 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A woman was shot dead in northwest Tallahassee Monday afternoon, according to Tallahassee Police.

She was shot in the Griffin Heights area just before 4 p.m., according to police. She was then transported to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Homicide investigation at Springfield Apartments
A view of the entrance to Springfield Apartments, as seen after a woman was shot dead there...
A view of the entrance to Springfield Apartments, as seen after a woman was shot dead there Monday, Sept. 11, 2023.(Sam Thomas/WCTV)

The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating the shooting, which took place at Springfield Apartments at 1700 Joe Louis Street, as a homicide, they said in a post on X/Twitter two hours after the incident.

The shooting took place less than a mile from John G. Riley Elementary School. Police cars responded to the scene there Monday afternoon, but no vehicle lights were on when WCTV arrived at about 5 p.m. Officers searched an individual and placed them in the back of a squad car before driving away, but that person was not handcuffed.


While police did not disclose what hospital the woman was transported to, WCTV received word of crime scene tape and a police presence at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The yellow police tape surrounded an entrance to the facility where a car was parked with its hazard lights on. A TPD vehicle was parked behind the first vehicle.

Police did not provide any information on if they have identified a suspect or if there is a threat to the community.

“No one is detained or arrested at this time,” TPD spokesperson Heather Merritt wrote in a message. “Detectives are still working to collect and comb through witness statements, and other evidence on scene. There is no further information available for release at this time.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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