The Lake City Police Department (LCPD) is investigating two separate shooting incidents that occurred in the city on Tuesday.
According to a department press release, officers responded to a 12:45 p.m. call at a SW Grandview Street residence where the victim heard a loud bang on the outside of the home. They discovered a broken window that was struck by a projectile, which police believe was from a BB gun. Officers could not locate the projectile and no other damage occurred to the residence.
At 7:23 p.m., officers responded to a NW Long Street residence to a report of gunfire. Witnesses said they observed four black males walking on NW Wright Lane and one of the males opened fire on a blue passenger car traveling north on NW Alama Avenue.
The LCPD release said witnesses heard three to four gunshots and watched the four males run west on NW Wright Lane. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and discovered one residence with a bullet hole and found the bullet inside the house behind a dresser. A second bullet struck a water pump at another home that damaged the pipes. Two spent shell casings were collected as evidence.
If anyone has any information on either of these incidents, they are asked to contact the LCPD at (386) 752-4343 and speak with an investigator.
The incidents come amid an increase in shootings in Lake City in recent months. The Lake City Council has approved the installation of cameras in troubled areas, and last month local and federal authorities teamed up to make seven arrests in connection with recent shootings.