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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Ocala police investigating shooting that killed two men, wounded four others

The Ocala Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that killed two men and wounded four others on Sunday morning.

According to OPD, the shooting occurred at around 4:30 a.m. near the 1600 block of SW 5th Street. Two men, identified as 30-year-old D’amonta Harris and 24-year-old Abdul Hakeem Van Croskey, sustained fatal gunshot wounds and were pronounced deceased.

At the time of the shooting, there was a large crowd of approximately 100 people who were gathered in the area. OPD stated that four additional victims sustained gunshot wounds and are currently listed in stable condition as they receive medical treatment at an undisclosed location.

“Detectives are investigating the crime and are working diligently to determine the facts behind this fatal shooting and are actively working on leads,” stated the Ocala Police Department in a press release.

OPD added, “We believe there is no immediate threat to the community.”

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Ocala Fire Rescue, and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded to the scene of the shooting to help secure the area and treat victims.

If anyone has any information that might help law enforcement in their investigation of this fatal shooting, the Ocala Police Department asks that you call 352-369-7000.