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Victim in Marion middle school shooting dies from injuries

A man who was shot in the parking lot of a Marion County middle school during an awards ceremony has died from his injuries.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the victim of a shooting that occurred at North Marion Middle School on Wednesday night has died from his injuries.

The victim, who has not been identified by law enforcement authorities, was shot by another man in the parking lot of the middle school, which is located at 2085 W Hwy 329 in Citra.

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)

The suspected shooter, who has also not been identified by police, was taken into custody shortly after the incident, according to MCSO.

A witness at the scene says they believe the dispute was between a stepfather and father who were attending the awards ceremony at the school.

After the incident, the scheduled awards ceremony at the school was canceled.