Southwest Gainesville shooting leaves 1 dead

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A GPD vehicle at the scene of a Friday shooting. (Photo courtesy of GPD)

A shooting in southwest Gainesville left one man dead on Friday, according to a Facebook post by the Gainesville Police Department.

GPD reported that officers responded at 1:20 p.m. to the scene, which was near the intersection of SW 34th Street and Archer Road.

“We’re on the scene of a fatal shooting at the Point Apartments located at 3100 SW 35th Place,” the post said. “There is no danger to the public.”

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According to GPD, the responding officers found a wounded man who was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

“The person suspected in the shooting remained on scene and is being questioned at this time,” the post said. “The two knew each other, and the shooting stemmed from some sort of neighbor dispute.”

According to WCJB, a long-running dispute between the two men involved loud music.

In a Saturday phone interview, GPD spokesman David Chudzik said the shooter was cooperating and not immediately taken into custody. He said the victim was in his ’50s, but Chudzik did not have any information on the shooter, other than that he was another adult male.

“The investigation continues,” Chudzik said.

The shooting occurred the same day that GPD held a community event titled “A Night of Compassion” denouncing recent gun violence in Gainesville.

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