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Monday, January 30, 2023

OPD detectives investigating fatal shooting in Ocala

The Ocala Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in northwest Ocala on Friday afternoon.

Shortly before 1 p.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of NW 3rd Street due to reports of a shooting. Once the officers arrived on scene, they discovered two male victims who had sustained gunshot wounds.

The first victim had a single gunshot wound to his leg, and he is expected to survive. The second victim sustained a gunshot wound to his chest.

Both victims were trauma-alerted to a local hospital. Sadly, the second victim succumbed to his injury at the hospital.

Detectives are actively investigating this homicide. If anyone has any information regarding this shooting, please call the Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000.