Breaking News Overnight: Six shot at early morning Williston block party

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the location of a staged protest turned block party in East Williston to reports of individuals shot.

At the time of this press release six people arrived at various trauma centers in Gainesville and Ocala suffering from gunshot wounds. As of 5:30 AM, the crime scene is still active and evidence is being collected.

CR 318 at the intersection of US 27 Alt is closed and will remain closed for an undetermined time. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in gathering additional information.

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Detectives believe multiple cell phone videos may exist of the shooting. Witnesses report a fight occurred just prior to the shooting and videos could contain images of the person(s) responsible for the shooting.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has video of the fight or shooting is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mike Narayan at 352-486-5111. You may also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.

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