Crime Politics

More shootings in the City of Pensacola

February 28, 2013

The City of Pensacola has had two shootings within the last 48 hours.

A Pensacola man is hospitalized after he was shot Tuesday night inside his home in Scenic Heights.

The incident, which occurred in the 6200 block of San Monica Road, was reported to police just before 9:30 p.m. Neighbors told police they heard one gunshot and went outside to investigate. Two people were seen running from the area just after the shooting.

The 28-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition. A single bullet hole was found in one of the outside doors to the house. The Gun Crime Response Team was activated.

Anyone having information on the incident is asked to contact the Pensacola Police Department at 435–1900.


Pensacola Police are investigating a shooting that occurred inside a vehicle at Blount and Watson streets in East Pensacola Heights.
The incident was reported to police around 2:30 a.m. today.

Sgt. Kristin Brown said a male and female, who are boyfriend and girlfriend, were in the vehicle and began arguing. The female was driving at the time. During the argument, the male shot her in the face.

Brown said the female was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect is in custody and is being interviewed at the Pensacola Police Department.

Names and ages are unavailable at this time. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

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  • Diane Cole March 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

    By the time a committee is formed, decisions made, plans made and implemented, most of the youth will be men. Why not support a program that already has all the elements you described: weekly meetings, camping trips, summer camp…all with goals to develop character, physical fitness, and citizenship. There are many of these awesome meetings being held right in your neighborhood! It’s called Boy Scouts of America. Reach out to the youth today, not sometime tomorrow, by supporting what has already been created and proven to work. If you want to start your own, find a church or men’s group to charter your group of youth, find some dedicated volunteers, visit the Scout Shop on University Dr to get all the materials and help you need, and start today! Boys will be men tomorrow.

  • Ames March 2, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    MarkTaylor- it is encouraging to read about a plan to provide an atmosphere of mature male behavior for the young boys in the community, such a program is long overdue. I do, however, lean toward favoring including a percentage of at least 65% mature female instructors and student involved staff (librarians, guidance counselors, etc.) because young men deserve an opportunity to develop healthy respectful relationships with females. They need those role models, also.

  • Mark Taylor February 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Its out of control Rick. We have to do something yesterday to reach our youth, especially our boys. Many of us, including Commissioner May and a multitude of our African American Pastors are meeting tomorrow at noon at the Truth for Youth building to brainstorm starting a boys program, potentially named ManUP, that would incorporate a weekly school club meeting, quarterly camping trips, a summer camp, and other outreaches to teach our boys to be men. The end goal hopefully growing into boys only Charter School where 5th through 12th graders where shirt and tie, keep up their own school, have mostly male teachers, etc. If the boys complete the program 5th through 12th we will guarantee them a college education or vocational school whichever is most applicable to that boy. We have to reach our youth!