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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Shooting in northwest Ocala leaves 1 dead

Local police are investigating a fatal shooting in a northwest Ocala neighborhood, near Lillian Bryant Park, that claimed the life of one person on Saturday night.

According to the Ocala Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of NW 20th Avenue at around 10:35 p.m. on Saturday in reference to shots being fired in the area.

When officers arrived on scene, they found one victim who was deceased. The victim has not been identified by OPD.

Detectives are currently conducting a homicide investigation. In a social media post early Sunday morning, the police department stated, “We don’t believe there is any danger to the community.”

No further details were provided by law enforcement regarding the shooting incident or any potential suspect(s).

If anyone has information regarding this incident that may help detectives in their investigation, the Ocala Police Department asks that you call 352-369-7000.

Anonymous tips can also be provided to the Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-STOP(7867) or clicking here to submit an online report. In the event that you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.