23-year-old man dies after shooting in parking lot of Ocala apartment complex

An Ocala man died Wednesday night after being gunned down in the parking lot of an Ocala apartment complex.

Christopher James, 23, of Ocala died Wednesday night after being shot multiple times in the parking lot of the Hope Villas, located at 830 NE 28th St.

Ocala Police officers responded to call of multiple shots fired at the Hope Villas, located at 830 NE 28th St. When they arrived, they located a man later identified as 23-year-old Christopher James who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Officers administered CPR until EMS arrived and James was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Officers also located a 26-year-old man who had gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment, an Ocala Police report says.
Officers from the police department’s Special Investigations Division and evidence technicians were called to the scene and the incident remains under investigation.