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Escambia deputies respond to 6 shootings in 48hrs

Escambia County deputies and Pensacola police have responded to six shootings in the past 48 hours.
Channel 3's Amber Southard shows us where the shootings happened and has more in the investigations.

This is where the first of the series of shootings took place. Pensacola police say around 6:30 Sunday night a man was walking down 6th avenue near Leonard street.
That's when they say Kwamane Silas and another man approached the victim.

A gun was fired and a bullet passed through the victim and hit Silas.

Both men fled the scene, but Silas was taken into custody when he showed up a the hospital.
"Escambia County deputies say the second shooting happened later Sunday night around 10:20 at this convenience store."

Deputies say two vehicles arrived at the store.
A dispute took place and several shots were fired.
Killing Tabius Huff.

"It's terrible and something needs to be done about it and it's getting worse."
"Investigators say the third shooting happened here on Kelly avenue around 8:00 on Monday night."

A man was shot three times, he's expected to be okay.

Deputies say two black males in a Silver Chevy Silverado got out of the truck and one began firing at the victim.    
"Deputies say the 4th incident was a drive by shooting. It happened here on Richmond street just after midnight."   

They say a four door Kia pulled up next to a man on Richmond street and someone shot him in the leg.
Investigators say none of these shootings are related and most are targeted and can be connected to drugs.

People who live in these areas are still concerned about their safety.
"You could get hit by a stray bullet and that kind of concerns me a little bit."

So if you hear gun fire what should you do?
Homicide investigator Heath Jackson, said "Try to get somewhere behind something and duck down low on the floor. Don't try to see what's going on that's when most people get hurt."

In most of these shootings the victims would not cooperate with authorities making it harder for investigators to solve.
"If they would just call and tell us that could be the difference between getting somebody off the street that is a murderer or them staying free."

"Some people maybe afraid of retaliation some just don't want to get involved, but people do need to get involved."

Two other drive by shootings were reported Monday night one at Dukes drive and the other on Citrus road no one was injured in either incident. But, if you have any information on any of these shootings you're asked to call crime stoppers at 433-stop.