Downtown Gainesville shootings injure 3

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Two downtown shootings injured three people in Gainesville early Monday morning.

According to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) social media post, one shooting occurred in the area of 100 S. Main Street injuring one person and the second shooting was in the area of 100 W. University Avenue and injured two people. According to the GPD, neither incident was related.

The three victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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According to the post, GPD officers were already patrolling downtown in response to large crowds and responded to the gunfire when it occurred. A fourth victim was struck by a vehicle during the ensuing chaos as people fled the area. That person also sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was not involved in either shooting.

The GPD Investigations Bureau is investigating leads.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call GPD at 352-393-7700.

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