GPD looking for SUV used in drive-by shooting

The Gainesville Police Department (GPD) released a photo Monday of the vehicle used in the July 18th drive-by shooting at 8th Avenue Food Store that resulted in one death and five injuries.

The incident took place at 10 p.m. at the convenience store located at 1634 NE 8th Avenue. The pictured vehicle, a Honda SUV, was traveling southbound on NE 17th Street when multiple shots were fired into a crowd outside the store. The vehicle then turned eastbound on NE 8th Avenue.

GPD requests any information about the stolen SUV or the persons driving it to contact detective Juan DeCastro at 352-393-7656 or email

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For those who wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact Alachua County Crime Stoppers at 353-372-7867 or

This is just one of multiple shootings that have taken place in recent weeks, including a Sunday morning shooting in downtown Gainesville at 50 SW 1st Street. Others include:

Area law enforcement and community leaders have joined in calling for help in finding the suspects in all the shootings and to end the gun violence plaguing Alachua County.

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