Two Saturday shootings leave 3 injured

Gainesville police officers responded to two shootings Saturday night that sent three people to UF Shands. As of Sunday evening, all victims are in stable condition, although two suffered serious injuries.

According to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) press release, the first shooting took place at 1900 SE 4th Street (Woodland Park) in southeast Gainesville. Both GPD officers and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene around 9 p.m. and found two victims with life-threatening injuries. The injured were transported to UF Shands Hospital.

The GPD release did not include any details about the circumstances that led to the shooting, but multiple drive-by shootings have occurred in the city in recent weeks.

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The case remains an active investigation with no suspects, GPD reported. Law enforcement asks anyone with information to contact GPD Detective Amanda Prince at 352-393-7618 or princear@cityofgainesville.org.

At 10:11 p.m. GPD officers responded to another shooting call a little over six miles away at 1000 SW 62nd Boulevard, a location in west Gainesville near I-75. First responders found a victim with a non-life-threatening injury and took the person to Shands.

This shooting is also an active investigation with no leads, GPD reported. If anyone has information concerning this incident, contact GPD Detective Donna Montague at 352-393-7730 or montagueda@cityofgainesville.org.

Citizens can also report anonymously to Alachua County Crime Stoppers at 353-372-7867 or www.stopcrime.tv.

Another shooting in Gainesville occured six days earlier and injured three people. Amid an uptick in violent incidents, authorities have called on residents to come forward with information that will help solve numerous unsolved cases.

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