Gainesville Police are investigating an attempted murder after a man’s car was shot several times while he was pulling out of Village and Forest Green Apartments near Satchel’s Pizza Tuesday at 4 a.m..
The victim said three to four men were standing outside his vehicle when the shots were fired, according to a GPD press release. More than five bullets hit his car as well as a nearby house, the release said. No one was injured.
The shooting took place nine hours after a different shooting at the Days Inn on Southwest 13th Street Monday night. Detectives don’t believe the shootings are related, the release said.
GPD has investigated about 80 shootings in 2020, which is more than the total number of shootings in the city in 2019, the release said.
According to the release, GPD Chief Tony Jones is looking for “innovative ways to stop these incidents from occurring and stemming the growing trend of shootings.”
Anyone with information should contact GPD detectives at 352-393-7670.