A downtown Gainesville shooting left a man dead early Saturday morning.
According to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) release, officers on foot patrol in downtown Gainesville heard gunshots around 1:07 a.m. and responded to 100 S. Main Street where they located a male victim located on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound.
Both citizens and officers aided the victim until EMS arrived and transported him to UF Shands Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Officers located the crime scene in a grassy area on the west side of the Alachua County Tax Collector’s Office. A forensic crime unit and detectives investigated the scene and it was determined that there was a physical confrontation between the victim and others that resulted in gunfire. The suspect fled the scene and has not been located.
Anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact the GPD at 352-393-7729 or respond anonymously by contacting CrimeStoppers at 352-372-7867 or at www.stopcrime.tv.