5 juveniles shot overnight at American Legion

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, at approximately 10:26 p.m., multiple Gainesville Police Department (GPD) units responded to several calls of shots fired at the American Legion located at 4701 NW 6th Street.

After arriving to the scene, GPD officers discovered four juvenile victims outside and one juvenile victim inside of the American Legion building, all of whom had been shot.

Further investigation revealed that there was a juvenile teen party being held at the American Legion when two shooters exchanged gunfire, leading to the victims being shot.

Currently, there are no suspects in custody. GPD is following several leads and asks anyone who has information about this incident or those involved in the shooting to contact the GPD Detectives Bureau at 352-393-7710 or Alachua County Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7867 or www.stopcrime.tv

  • Sad and prayers for the victims and their families. Wonder where Al, Ben & Jesse are? 🙈🙉🙊 Better question…where were the parents of these young boys? It starts in the home – contrary to what some
    self-proclaimed “leaders” keep trying to fool the public into believing.

    Welcome to Gainesville, Florida. What would you expect from a city whose leadership wants to use Chicago as one of it’s examples.


  • These are serious crimes and they need to be judged and treated as adults. 10, 20, life!

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