GPD responds to two shootings

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The Gainesville Police Department (GPD) responded to two separate Sunday shootings.

According to a GPD release, the first incident occurred at 3:54 a.m. in the 1000 block of NE 26th Terrace to a report of shots fired. Officers contacted the victim who said she was asleep in her home with her children when she heard and then saw her home being fired upon.

The second incident took place at 7:53 p.m. when multiple people called about shots being fired in the 1300 block of East University Avenue.

Officers canvased the area and found a parked vehicle with the driver-side door open and, due to suspiciousness and proximity of the shooting, approached the vehicle. While the officers were outside, a victim exited her residence and told officers that her family and home were shot at.

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GPD detectives are investigating both 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

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