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GPD investigating drive-by attempted homicide

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Monday, July 25, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Gainesville Police Department (GPD) Officers responded to the area of the 1100 block of NE 24th St. after several residents reported hearing gunshots. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, who suffered from a gunshot wound(s). Officers immediately rendered medical aid by applying a tourniquet to the victim’s extremity. The victim was transported to the hospital by EMS.

Investigation revealed that the victim was outside with a friend when they heard a vehicle traveling into the area at a high rate of speed. At some point, several gunshots were fired from the vehicle at the victims.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact GPD Detective V. Bernal at 352-393-7729 or can remain anonymous by reporting tips to the Alachua County Crime Stoppers at www.stopcrime.tv.

GPD urges our neighbors to report all instances of gun violence and any plans for violence that they see on social media.

  • Gpd’s a little late on this one, starting to turn in to compton around here, drive by’s now?

  • Was the victim a drug dealer felon type or a gang member or just an innocent bystander? Was there a motive for this drive by that isn’t disclosed by this press release?

    • Does it matter? Since when has it been okay to murder another person regardless of their social/criminal status?

      I understand the death penalty might be a good counter-argument to this, but we, as citizens not on a deciding jury, do not have the right to choose whether someone lives or dies.

  • Is that in a food desert area near the Dollar General and county health clinic? And where there’s “non-profit” church pastors wearing gold and gemstones? 🤔🤔🤔

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