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4 gun incidents in Gainesville over the weekend

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

The Gainesville Police Department (GPD) responded to 4 separate incidents over the weekend involving gun violence. These incidents are part of a concerning and growing trend of shootings, shots fired, and burglaries in Gainesville.

On Saturday, August 22, 2020, at approximately 9:12 p.m., GPD officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of the 200 block of SW 6th Avenue. After arriving at the scene, GPD officers recovered multiple bullet casings from 2 different guns. There were no victims located in the area.

On Sunday, August 23, 2020, at approximately 1:03 a.m., a GPD officer, working a uniformed overtime assignment at North Florida Regional Medical Center, assisted in receiving an individual that had been shot and brought to the Emergency Room. The individual shot was part of an incident that the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office was working in Holly Heights.

On Sunday, August 23, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m., GPD officers responded to 6419 W. Newberry Road (Oaks Mall), in reference to an Armed Robbery. The victim was confronted at gunpoint and surrendered their belongings to the suspect. Nobody was hurt during the incident. GPD Detectives are following leads on the suspect(s).

On Sunday, August 23, 2020, at approximately 7:50 p.m., GPD officers responded to calls of shots fired at the 1300 block of SE 17th Drive. Upon arrival to the scene, GPD officers identified a vehicle that had multiple bullet holes on the driver’s side. The owner of the vehicle and victim indicated that a suspect shot at him after the victim confronted him concerning shots fired in the neighborhood. The victim was not hurt. The suspect fled and has not been located.

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If anyone has information relating to any of these incidents, they are asked to contact GPD Detectives at 352-393-7670, or you can remain anonymous by reporting information to Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7687 or https://www.stopcrime.tv/.

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