HomeCrime11-year-old bystander shot in Tower Village altercation
11-year-old bystander shot in Tower Village altercation
September 17, 2021
Press release from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Shortly after 08:00 a.m. this morning, deputies responded to Tower Village regarding a reported shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located two persons suffering from gunshot wounds, a 20-year-old and an 11-year-old.
Investigation revealed that a physical altercation broke out between neighbors, with one neighbor being beaten extensively, and that neighbor was a concealed weapons permit holder. He took out his weapon and fired. The 20-year-old combatant was struck, and the 11-year-old was struck by an errant bullet. At this time, no charges have been filed against the 37-year-old shooter, and it appears that the shooter acted in self-defense. However, the investigation continues.
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