Pensacola police investigating fatal shooting of 3-year-old

The Pensacola Police Department reported that a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed Saturday morning.

The incident happened in the 600 block of North B Street.

PPD spokesman Mike Wood said the girl may have by been shot by another small child, but that the investigation is still fluid and facts are still coming in. The PPD initially reported the victim was 3, but has since updated the information.

Wood said the department has detained an adult male who was found hiding in a yard and attempted to flee from officers. His name has not been released, nor has his relationship to the victim or any potential charges he may face.

This is a developing story. More details will be provided as they become available.

Kevin Robinson can be reached at or 850-435-8527.