One person is dead and another critically injured after a shooting Thursday at a northeast Ocala mobile home park.
Ocala police officials said they received a call at 5:02 p.m. about the shooting and responded to Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park, 1612 NE 25th Ave. Officers arrived at 5:05 p.m. and found two people inside one of the mobile homes.
A woman was alive was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Officials said she suffered a gunshot wound.
A man was discovered deceased. His cause of death is unknown. Officers were waiting on the Medical Examiner’s Office to arrive on scene.
Authorities said they’re trying to piece together what happened. They did not say whether a weapon was found in the residence. They also declined to say who called 911 or to describe the relationship between the man and woman.
The names of the victims were not released by police officials pending notification of their families.
Detectives were outside talking with neighbors and processing the scene for clues or evidence.
The city has seen its fair share of gun violence within the past month. A week ago, a man was fatally shot in a Burger King parking lot.
In 2022, Ocala police investigated seven murders. So far this year, the agency has recorded nine homicides.
Anyone with any information about this incident can call the Ocala Police Department at (352)369-7000, Crime Stoppers at (352)368-STOP, or visit www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.
Contact Austin L. Miller at [email protected]
This article originally appeared on Ocala Star-Banner: One person was shot and killed and another injured in Ocala on Thursday
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