More gun violence over the weekend

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

The Gainesville Police Department (GPD) responded to several violent incidents over the weekend. These incidents continue a growing trend of gun violence in Gainesville and the surrounding area.

On Saturday August 29, 2020, at approximately 12:04 a.m., GPD officers responded to a report of shots fired after 2 victims came into the Emergency Room of North Florida Regional Medical Center advising that they were shot at while driving in the area of 3702 Newberry Road (Royal Park Movie Theater). The incident stemmed from a road rage encounter that occurred near the 1700 block of West University Avenue. Both victims had injuries from the glass of a car window that was shattered. The suspect, driving a motorcycle, fled the scene. The identity of the suspect is unknown.

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, at approximately 1:43 p.m., GPD officers were dispatched to 4100 SW 20th Avenue (Pinetree Gardens Apartments) in reference to an armed disturbance. After arriving to the scene, officers made contact with a suspect, identified as Christopher Duncan (DOB: 01/11/98), that matched the description of a subject who brandished a gun during the reported disturbance. The suspect later fled the scene after discarding a loaded gun on the floorboard of the vehicle he was riding in. It was later determined that the suspect is wanted for violation of probation (original charges: Fleeing and Eluding, Burglary of Conveyance, and Grand Theft).

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, at approximately 10:04 p.m., GPD officers responded to reports of an armed robbery that occurred at 1000 SW 62nd Boulevard (Pavilion Apartments). The victim was robbed of cash at gunpoint, and the suspect fled on foot. Detectives are following leads but have not located the suspect.

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, at approximately 10:01 p.m., GPD officers were dispatched to 3027 SW Archer Road (Archer Lane Apartments) to multiple reports of a home invasion armed robbery. The victim was robbed of cash and assorted jewelry by 3 unknown individuals. During the robbery, the victim was struck in the face by a gun. Suspects are unknown at this time. GPD Detectives are following leads.

If anyone has information relating to any of these incidents, they are asked to contact GPD Detectives at 352- 393-7670, or you can remain anonymous by reporting information to Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7687 or https://www.stopcrime.tv/.

  • Interesting to note that 3 of these 4 incidents are in the area soon to be in the new Springs County.
    What a high crime heckhole Springs County is looking to be.

    • Even more interesting to note is that any description of the perpetrators has either been intentionally omitted or conveniently withheld.

      What’s bred in the bone comes out in the flesh.

      • I believe the Sun announced some time ago that demographics of criminals wouldn’t be provided. I guess that would get go against their “societal victim” narrative.

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