Shooting in Ocala injures one

Driver drops off victim at hospital, flees and crashes into Wawa

Ocala Police Department personnel present at the scene of a shooting at 27th Avenue and Southwest 10th Street [Jennifer Hunt Murty/Ocala Gazette].

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Posted March 18, 2024 | Staff report

The victim in Monday evening’s shooting is being treated for their injuries at the hospital, but is currently in stable condition.

The shooting occurred at the intersection of Southwest 5th Street and Southwest 27th Avenue and Southwest 10th Street. The Ocala Police Department to the scene at 6:45 p.m. Monday, said OPD spokesperson Jeff Walczak.

The incident took place near the Speedway gas station in the 1000 block of Southwest 27th Ave. OPD officials marked off shell casings in the street as evidence.

A white Nissan was pursued by law enforcement from the scene. The same vehicle dropped off a person who had been injured in the shooting at the hospital, and then fled, according to a source with knowledge on the investigation.

While being pursued by law enforcement, the driver of the Nissan crashed into the Wawa gas station at 1010 Pine Ave., Ocala.

AdventHealth Hospital at 1500 SW 1st Ave. was on lockdown Monday evening with heavy law enforcement present.

The driver of the white Nissan has been taken into custody by law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing, said Walczak.

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