GPD investigates multiple shootings

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The Gainesville Police Department (GPD) is investigating six gunfire incidents that occurred over the past week.

According to a GPD release sent Monday afternoon, two people were injured and four of the six incidents were reportedly drive-by shootings that are possibly related.

On Oct. 4, at 12:08 am., multiple officers responded to a call of shots fired at the 700 block of NW 3rd Street. The investigation revealed the victim and offender got into an argument when the offender pulled a handgun and fired two shots into the air. The offender fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.

On Oct. 5, at 4:30 a.m., officers responded to several shots fired from a vehicle around 6200 NW 26th Street.

On Oct. 6, at 8:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 6100 block of NW 26th Street to a report of a drive-by shooting. One juvenile male was reportedly by gunfire and transported to the hospital.

On Oct. 7, at 2:30 a.m., officers responded to the Circle K gas station at 1515 N. Main St. to a person shot in the parking lot. Officers found a victim with multiple gunshot wounds and provided aid until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders arrived.

Two drive-by incidents took place on Oct. 8 with one at 2:22 a.m. in the 1900 block of NW 39th Place that affected a residence. At 2:30 a.m., officers conducting increased patrols in the area responded to the 6100 block of NW 26th Terrace for the second drive-by shooting. The suspects fled in a vehicle later located abandoned in Alachua.

GPD detectives are investigating all six cases and are asking anyone with information about either crime to call 352-393-7670 or anonymously report tips to the Alachua County Crime Stoppers at stopcrime.tv.

GPD urges neighbors to report all instances of gun violence and proposed violence observed on social media.

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