Second Ginnie Springs shooting victim dies

Ginnie Springs sign
Ginnie Springs sign
File photo by Suzette Cook

A second person has died following a pair of weekend shootings at Ginnie Springs, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

The victim died from wounds sustained in the Saturday evening shooting that wounded three people, an FDLE spokesperson told Mainstreet Wednesday evening. The other two injured people were already treated and released.

The agency is not releasing any details about the deceased person’s identity, but at a Tuesday press conference, the FDLE’s Will Porter said all three shooting victims were innocent bystanders and not involved in the large fight that sparked the gunfire. At the time, Porter said the third person was in “very serious condition.”

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FDLE confirmed that, as of Wednesday evening, no arrests have been made in response to the Saturday night shooting, although the investigation is ongoing.

On Tuesday, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two men, brothers from Georgia, who face charges in connection to a deadly shooting the night before at Ginnie Springs.

Ginnie Springs is a private recreation area west of High Springs that has a history of deadly incidents.

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Shultz estimated some 20,000 people were at Ginnie Springs Friday night for the start of the Memorial Day weekend.

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Who brings a gun to a park to celebrate Memorial day? Lock ’em up and throw away the key.