One dead, four injured in drive-by shooting

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., multiple Gainesville Police Department (GPD) units responded to several calls of shots fired at the Eighth Avenue Food Store (1634 NE 8th Avenue).

After arriving to the scene, the investigation revealed that a vehicle traveling southbound on NE 17th Street fired multiple shots into a crowd of individuals outside of the Eighth Avenue Food Store. Five people were shot, one of whom later died at the hospital as a result of their injuries. At this time, GPD does not have an update on the status of the other four individuals. The vehicle then turned eastbound on NE 8th Avenue.

GPD detectives are currently on the scene collecting evidence. If anyone has information about this incident or has any knowledge of those involved, please call 352-393-7710. Or you can remain anonymous by contacting Alachua County Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7867 or www.stopcrime.tv.

GPD extends its sympathies and prayers to the individuals and families involved in this tragic incident. As we gather additional information, we will be sure to inform the public.