GPD reports six shootings in six days

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the last six days (since October 4), there have been six reported incidents of gun violence in the City of Gainesville. Four out of the six were drive-by shootings and likely related. Two neighbors were struck by the gunfire. In one instance, GPD Officers were in the area increasing patrols when the shooting occurred. Below is a recap of each incident. GPD is actively investigating each crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact GPD Detectives at 352-393-7670, or you 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 proposed violence observed on social media.

On October 4, 2022, at 12:08 a.m., multiple officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of NW 3rd St. Investigation revealed that the victim and offender were in an argument when the offender pulled a handgun and fired two shots into the air. The offender fled the scene prior to law enforcement’s arrival.

On October 5, 2022, at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers responded to the area of 6200 NW 26th St in reference to several shots fired from a vehicle.

On October 6, 2022, at approximately 8:50 p.m., GPD officers were dispatched to the 6100 block of NW 26th St after receiving several calls for shots fired (drive-by shooting). One juvenile male victim was struck by gunfire and transported to the hospital.

On October 7, 2022, at approximately 2:30 a.m., GPD officers responded to Circle K gas station (1515 N Main St) in reference to a person shot in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim with multiple gunshot wounds and provided lifesaving efforts by applying tourniquets until EMS arrived.

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On October 8, 2022, at approximately 2:22 a.m., GPD Officers responded to the 1900 block of NW 39th Place in reference to a drive-by shooting. A residence was impacted. A few minutes later the below shooting occurred.

On October 8, 2022, at approximately 2:30 a.m., GPD Officers were on the scene at the 6100 block of NW 26th Terr. conducting increased patrols in response to recent shootings. While GPD officers were in the area, a drive-by shooting occurred in close proximity. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle that was later located abandoned in Alachua.

  • Until the “leaders” and States Attorney decide to get serious about crime in our town, this is never going to stop and will likely get worse until something horrendous happens to one of them or their families. Then maybe they will begin to care.

  • Demonrat mentality, more crime is typical when you don’t severely punish violent criminals. VOTE the demonrats out! Gainesville is turning into another California failed leadership.

    • Agree. The liberal mentality expressed from mayor po-boy on down is there are no criminals, just people who need counseling and another chance. This place has descended into a real Gangsville! As Gulliani showed in NYC, actually getting tough on criminals and being proactive, works! Mollycoddling doesn’t deter anyone! Throw out the democrats and their tax and spend mentality too!

      • Everything that happens in this WORLD isn’t about Republicans vs Democrats. DAMN you should be tired of beating a dead horse.

        • It’s about people with varying degrees of mental illnesses (at least half the city commission, locally) who don’t have any common sense as a result of those mental illnesses. Those of us with common sense can see that progressive-ism is just stupid and insane. But don’t try to tell that to the inbred-looking fat child-goons with their mental illnesses and lack of common sense (I know… words matter… boo hoo). Our “speshul” city commission actually inspired me to research the connection between a lack of common sense and mental illness. There is a big one, and it has been a topic of ongoing research lately, along with the usual accompanying distorted “Sense of Self.” Professor Poe is a classic example of this. I read social media helps to further distort people’s Sense of Self (even normal people), and that is another reason to avoid it; it’s making people more crazy.

    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣Lyn🤣🤣🤣demonrats-republican’ts🤣🤣🤣Independents👍👍👍

  • I wasn’t in NY or born in the early 70’s but I have heard the culture, lack of support and funding for LEO led to the rise of gangs and was the perfect storm for the Son of Sam. Something very bad is going to come out of Gainesville and I don’t mean a passerby like Rolling. I understand with the way the world views LEO today, it’s hard to hire decent ones but something has to give. Between LEO and teachers, they are our miracle workers, should be compensated as much and allowed to do their jobs.


    • As far as hiring police and other city employees, having a normal (decent/respectable/non-loony) mayor would go a long way toward that.

  • Let’s not jump to conclusions. With the upcoming elections, these people may be trying to qualify for a city council post.

  • You have to be tough on crime…I just came back from DC this weekend and saw vagrant bum tents set up all around our capital. Biden should have all the bum tents removed off the streets…it makes Biden look bad.
    It makes our country look bad. Next thing you know, there will be bum tents set up around downtown and
    Your neighborhood too if they don’t get tough on it.

    • They were there when trump was in office too. He didn’t have them removed.

  • If you use made up words like “demonrat” or “libtard” you’re part of a problem that’s almost as dangerous as gun violence. Look at Jan 6th. A person’s political stance shouldn’t be a form of a weapon. Whether or not the subject has anything to do with politics you people never pass on an opportunity to stir the proverbial pot. Your petty bickering over political parties becomes so counterproductive. Remember what the country was like before what’s his name was elected and it wasn’t as fashionable to be politically repulsive? Maybe if we had less of that to deal with we could actually do something about some of the real problems we have

    • I’m sad to say you’re addressing an audience largely impervious to reason.

    • If you had any common sense, you wouldn’t be cowering in fear over the use of words, made-up or not. Of course everybody remembers the country mostly sucked under Obama, and now it’s ten times worse. Got Iodine?

  • Nothing new under the sun. Gang violence is on the rise in G’ville. Question is, what will the new Chief do about it?
    If I don’t miss my guess, he’ll do what his boss and former Chief did….can you guess what that was?
    If all the programs and plans were implemented, why does G’ville still have a growing gang problem?
    Lock your doors, stay home at night, and if you own a firearm be prepared to use it. You haven’t seen anything yet.

  • Unfortunately, it appears Gainesville and Alachua County are well on the way to becoming another Detroit and Chicago. Self-serving politicians play a major role in these declines. If law enforcement can’t enforce immigration laws (Alachua County is a sanctuary city) then perhaps we are seeing a preview of what’s coming.

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