West Gainesville shooting injures 3 

Alachua County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle.
Courtesy of ACSO

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) is investigating a shooting that injured three people in west Gainesville early Tuesday morning.  

According to the ACSO, deputies responded to reports of gunfire just after 2 a.m. around the 5900 block of SW 20th Avenue, which is near the overpass with I-75.  

ACSO spokesperson Art Forgey said deputies did not immediately find anything in the area, but a local hospital soon reported three male patients had arrived with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.  

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He said the investigation is ongoing.  

“We’re still in the interview stage,” ACSO spokesperson Art Forgey said in a phone interview. “We’re waiting on some of the victims to be medically cleared so we can talk with them.” 

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.  

“If you have any information regarding this shooting, we want your information, not your name,” an ACSO Facebook post said. “Please contact 352-955-1818 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc at 352-372-STOP (7867).”  

The ASCO said it would provide more information about the shooting when it becomes available.

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