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Mayor vows zero tolerance for gun violence after fatal domestic violence incident
A shooting that claimed the life of a Pensacola woman today was domestic violence related. Meanwhile, the suspect has been identified and has turned himself in. The couple lived together, said Sgt. Kevin Christman. "I was deeply saddened to learn today that a young woman was tragically shot and killed in a domestic violence incident this morning in the Brownsville neighborhood," said Mayor Ashton Hayward. "My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, and our community will stand with them in the difficult days ahead. "Today's homicide was the first to take place within the city limits this year, and a suspect is currently in custody. Over the past 18 months, we have made great progress toward reducing crime. As long as I am mayor, this city will have zero tolerance for gun violence. We will continue to fight back using every resource we have to bear. Chief Simmons and I are prepared to take whatever steps are necessary to keep our city a safe place to live, work, and play." Pensacola Police received a call just before noon today that a shooting had occurred at a business in the 2400 block of West Cervantes Street. The victim and suspect's identities are not yet being released.