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Shooting during North Marion Middle School awards ceremony leaves 1 injured

Law enforcement authorities are currently investigating a shooting that occurred during an awards ceremony at North Marion Middle School earlier this evening.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies are at the scene of North Marion Middle School (2085 W Hwy 329) in Citra, where they say that one individual was shot earlier today.

North Marion Middle School main office on May 22
Marion County Sheriff’s Office responds to North Marion Middle School after reports of a shooting. (Photo: MCSO)

According to MCSO, the shooting incident involved two adult males. One adult male was transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds.

The other adult male, who has not been identified by police, was taken into custody for causing the shooting, according to MCSO.

A witness at the scene says they believe the dispute was between a step-father and father who were at the ceremony for a student.

Detectives say there is “no further danger to the public” at this point.

According to MCSO, a scheduled awards ceremony at the school has been canceled as a result of the shooting.