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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Man dies after being shot in Ocala

Ocala police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on NW 1st Street on Saturday night.

At around 9:40 p.m., Ocala Police Department officers responded to the 1700 block of NW 1st Street in reference to shots being fired in the area. When the officers arrived on scene, they found a man who had sustained a gunshot wound, according to OPD.

The victim was trauma alerted to a local hospital in critical condition. On Sunday, OPD stated in a social media post that the victim sadly passed away from his injuries at the hospital.

No further details were provided by police.

If anyone has any information about this shooting, the Ocala Police Department asks that you call 352-369-7000 and reference the following case number: 202400017351.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to the Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-STOP(7867) or clicking here to fill out an online report.

Check back on Ocala-News.com for updates on this developing story.