GPD responds to parking garage homicide

One man died following a shooting in a downtown Gainesville parking garage on Sunday morning.

According to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) press release, a person near the 105 SW 3rd Street parking garage notified officers patrolling the area around 2 a.m. that there was a shooting in the garage that left a bullet hole in the person’s vehicle.

Officers searched the garage for victims and discovered a male victim on the second floor with an apparent gunshot wound. A bystander rendered aid to the victim and GPD officers rendered aid until EMS arrived.

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Emergency responders transported the victim to UF Health Shands where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The initial investigation revealed a verbal altercation between two groups of individuals that turned physical. During the argument, two armed individuals fired their weapons. The victim, who was involved in a physical altercation with another subject, was struck by gunfire. 

GPD continues to investigate the incident and asked anyone with information to contact GPD Det. Russano at 352-393-7719 or RussanoDB@cityofgainesville.org. Tips may also be submitted anonymously online at CrimeStoppers or by calling 352-377-4141. 

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