Panama City shooting: Suspect barricaded in apartment following ‘suspicious death’ in Santa Rosa Beach

Police are responding to a suspected shooter who is barricaded inside an apartment complex in Panama City, Florida, officials have confirmed to The Independent. The incident is related to a “suspicious death” investigation in a nearby county.

It is unclear how many people may have been injured in the shooting, but at least one person has been transported to a nearby hospital with what a government official called a “flesh wound”.

Witnesses have said that they saw Swat team members responding to the active shooting incident, and that they heard more than 50 shots fired.

“[The suspect] is barricaded inside an apartment, and at this time they’re still trying to make contact,” Caitlin Lawrence, the public information officer for the City of Panama City, told The Independent.

Kim Coram, the co-owner of the nearby restaurant Charlie Coram’s Place, told The Independent that the gunfire stopped just after 1pm local time, but that she and her customers heard several rounds of fire, with 20 to 30 shots each round. Ms Coram said that her restaurant locked down ……….

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