GPD reports growing trend of shootings and shots fired

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers responded once again last night to reports of shots fired. This continues a growing trend of shootings and shots fired in the Gainesville community.

On Monday, August 17, 2020, at approximately 9:20 p.m., several GPD units responded to calls of shots fired at the 700 block of SE 11th Street. After arriving at the scene, officers made contact with a victim whose vehicle was struck with bullets twice in the front passenger fender and front passenger tire. The victim/driver of the vehicle was not injured.

No suspects were located after GPD officers canvassed the area.

This aggravated assault / armed disturbance remains an on-going investigation, and GPD asks anyone with information about this incident to contact GPD detectives at: 352-393-7670, or if they desire to remain anonymous, to report information to Crime Stoppers at: 352-372-7687 or https://www.stopcrime.tv/