GPD investigating shooting near Clarence R. Kelly Community Center

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville Police Department (GPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred late this afternoon in front of the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (1701 NE 8th Avenue).

Multiple rounds struck the building. Thankfully, the children and staff were inside and are unharmed.

Investigators are pursuing leads at this time.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Combined Communications Center at 352-955-1818. If it is an emergency, call 911 immediately. You can also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7867.

  • The brand new community center building was struck, too? Was the gun legally purchased, so we can blame NRA instead?

  • That’s not far from the proposed center off Waldo Rd & 8th it?

    A shooting range should definitely be in the architectural plans.

    • Yes. Where we can practice lawfully. Do we still have that golf course in the floodplain on 39th? Let’s turn
      That into an Olympic type shooting range where you
      Can shoot now & arrow too…we have 2nd amendment rights and the city needs to provide a place where
      We can practice safely.

  • We need zero tolerance on being a felon & having
    A gun. 10,20,life! No homeless, no panhandlers, no
    Felons with guns!!! These local commies want
    To turn your single family neighborhood into
    Section 8 public housing….it brings with it a bad element
    With drug addicts & drug dealing besides tenants sometimes being slobs and are better off living outside.

    • Put them in the rack, hard labor in shackles…enough is enough. Red flag anyone acting like a gangsta on
      Social media & put them on the no fly list…make
      Sure they get vax shots and be our Guinea pigs in case
      Conspiracy theorists are correct about new world order trying to reduce
      The population like those monolith stones that were taken down
      In GA.

  • The Left thinks we can just ‘reparate’ our way out of their culture of violence. After all they keep blaming white people for their thug behaviors.

  • Who keep blaming white people??? The way I see it white people act as if they fear for their lives but b quick to pull a gun….we have more white people shooting up blacks then blacks…as for our young blacks their only doing what the whites taught us and that’s violence this coming from biracial person…take away the color u have people doing crime against one another check the military?!?!

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