UPDATE (9:20 p.m. 11/9/21): The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 15-year-old and 18-year-old for the double homicide that happened Tuesday morning off Gulf Beach Highway.
Nathan Douglas Brown, 18, and the 15-year-old have been charged with two counts of murder and one count of robbery each. WKRG News 5 is not naming the 15-year-old because of his age.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent double homicide.
The ECSO says at about 6:45 Tuesday morning, deputies were called to Waycross and Stonewall Avenues off Gulf Beach Highway in reference to a shooting.
When deputies arrived, they found a man and woman shot dead inside a car. The victims have not been identified at this time.
Several residents in the area reported hearing shots fired hours before — around 2:30 to 3 a.m. Many said they wished they would’ve called law enforcement sooner.
“We woke up this morning and my other neighbor, apparently she found the bodies sitting in the car,” said Stewart Bayliss, who lives down the street from where the bodies were found. “Two murders 100 feet from your house is uncomfortable and still shocking nonetheless.”
Jennifer Giddeon’s family lives nearby and she said it’s concerning the shooting happened so close to home.
“My sister said when she woke up this morning, it was right before she was going to bed, and she heard it and thought it was firecrackers,” Giddeon said. “She actually said I didn’t know if I should’ve got down on the floor not knowing if they were gunshots.
“My parents are elderly and they live a block away, and I worry about the safety of all of them.”
No suspect information has been released at this time. The ECSO says they are continuing to investigate the homicides and will release more information as it becomes available.
Anyone with information is asked to call the ECSO or CrimeStoppers.