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Monday, June 27, 2022
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Authorities are investigating a suspected drive-by shooting that left one hospitalized Wednesday night, according to Gainesville Police.

Police arrived at Phoenix Villas Apartments, 2550 SW 31st Place, after there were reports of shots fired at 10:20 p.m. GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias wrote in an email that they found a man in his 30s with a gunshot wound to the neck.

The man was sitting in a living room when a bullet went through the front window and hit him, Tobias said.

The apartment next door also had a bullet hole in its front door and window sill, Tobias said. Officers found the apartment’s resident asleep and uninjured.

The man who was shot was taken to a hospital, Tobias said, adding that he was conscious and alert as of press time.

A surveillance video from a laundromat across the street, obtained by police, shows a silver car driving by the apartment, turning off its headlights as it passes the apartment. The car ran a stop sign and turned at the end of the street.

Police are still investigating the shooting and trying to determine if the shooting victim had a disagreement with anyone, Tobias said. A small fragment from the bullet was found lodged in his neck, and more pieces were found at the scene. No shell casings were recovered from the apartment.

GPD has not released the name of the victim to keep him safe until the shooter is found.

Contact Meryl Kornfield at and follow her on Twitter at @MerylKornfield

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