Two shot in Alachua

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Press release from Alachua Police Department

Two men were shot during a late night incident on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Investigators are actively gathering evidence and following up on leads.

The Alachua Police Department responded to 13312 NW 152 Place around 11:30 p.m. after reports of a shooting were received by the Alachua County Combined Communications Center. Officers immediately located two victims suffering gunshot wounds to their body. Officers provided first aid care to the victims until Alachua County Fire Rescue arrived. Both shooting victims, a 25yo male from Alachua and a 31yo male from Gainesville, were transported to area hospitals and are believed to be in stable condition. A third victim, a 43yo male from Alachua who was present at the time of the shooting, was not injured during the incident.

Investigators have developed a person of interest; however, there have been no arrests made at this time. The Alachua Police Department would like to thank the High Springs Police Department and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance during this investigation.

“There are people in the community that have information regarding this shooting. We are confident that these folks will come forward and provide the information that investigators need to help put the shooter behind bars.” – Lt. Jesse Sandusky

Anyone having information regarding the incident is asked to call the Alachua Police Department at 386-462-1396 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP. You may be eligible for a reward.

  • The APD press release mentions help from the High Springs police department. What is the connection? Monday evening there was a shooting incident in High Springs. Two people traded gunfire and got away. Apparently no one was hit. Then Thursday evening there was what sounds like a drive by shooting in Alachua. Retaliation? For the past two years the 4K and 56 gangs have been trading murders and drive by shootings in Alachua and the APD cannot do anything to stop it and the city manager is a full time UF student and cannot be bothered to run the city or get the APD accredited.

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