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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Two dead following shooting on University, more injured

GPD is still searching for the suspects

A shooting Sunday morning killed two people and left several others injured near 900 West University Ave.

Officers conducting crowd control as Gainesville bars closed were in the area when the unknown suspects fired multiple gunshots at approximately 2:42 a.m., according to a Gainesville Police Department Facebook post.

GPD officers made contact with several victims, according to the post. One victim was in surgery as of Sunday morning, GPD spokesperson Joe Castor said. 

GPD could not comment further as of Sunday afternoon, but expects to have more information Monday. There is no more information regarding suspects or additional victims at this time. 

You can contact Ella @ethompson@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @elladeethompson.

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Ella Thompson

Ella Thompson is a third-year journalism major and the Spring 2024 Metro Editor. In her free time, she likes to go to the beach or read a good book. 


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