Sunday shooting injures 3 in downtown Gainesville

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Three people were injured Sunday morning when shots were fired at a downtown Gainesville parking lot at 50 SW 1st Street.

Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers responded to the shooting around 2 a.m. and discovered three victims, including one juvenile, with non life-threatening injuries. First responders transported victims to the hospital.

The incident occurred at an outside block party behind Bricks Nightclub and Loosey’s Downtown.

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Authorities arrested two people who were at the scene at the time of the incident, but detectives have not definitively tied them to the shooting, according to GPD.

Ny’Keil Alijah Frazier, 21, was arrested after police spotted him leaving the scene with a firearm, which he threw to the ground before fleeing. An Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ASO) deputy later stopped a vehicle near 200 NW 1st Ave. and identified Frazier in the vehicle. He was arrested and charged with resisting without violence and carrying a concealed firearm.

The recovered firearm was reported stolen by the Alachua Police Department.

The ASO deputy also arrested another occupant in the car with Frazier. Ja’Rod Dajuan Cannon, 18, was taken into custody for possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.

As of Monday morning, GPD reported no leads in connection with the shooting.

“We are hoping people will call in if they know anyone who was a part of this shooting,” GPD spokesman Graham Glover said in a phone interview. “We have no suspects and the two people we apprehended we don’t know if or how they may have been involved.”

If anyone has information about this incident, the GPD is directing calls and emails to detective Amanda Prince at 352-393-7618 or princear@cityofgainesville.org. Or you can remain anonymous by contacting Alachua County Crime Stoppers at 353-372-7867 or www.stopcrime.tv.

The shooting continues a recent wave of violent incidents in Gainesville, which have injured or killed 16 people since late June. 

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