Gainesville PD: Multiple people shot at convenience store, gunman on the run

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — At least one person is dead and four people are injured after a drive-by shooting in Gainesville Sunday night.

The Gainesville Police Department says they responded to Eighth Avenue Food Store located on NE 8th Avenue regarding a shooting.

When police arrived they found five people shot. All were taken to a hospital where one was pronounced dead. GPD did not say the extent of the other four victims’ injuries.

Through investigation, police found out that an unknown person in an unknown vehicle fired multiple shots into the convenience store then fled the scene.

It is unclear what the motive was or if this was a random attack.

GPD is asking anyone who knows anything about the incident to contact its officers at 352-393-7710 or Alachua County CrimeStoppers at 352-372-7867.

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