4 injured after drive-by shooting in east Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)- Four people are hurt and one of them is in serious condition after a drive-by shooting in east Gainesville.

"Gainesville is a peaceful place, this is why I chose Gainesville,” said a resident of a nearby apartment complex.

A resident of gardenia garden apartments in east Gainesville says she was born and raised in a peaceful town.

"There's not a whole lot of violence. Of course things change. Everything always changes,” she said.

Gunshots rang through the air around 10:30 Friday night near the Food Store on Northeast 8th Avenue.

Police responded after witnesses called saying several people had been shot.

"I looked out my window, I saw police lined up after I hear a bunch of sirens and everything,” said the resident.

Four people suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to the hospital.

One person is still in serious condition.

Police say the suspects were heading west on northeast 8th avenue. They also say they are working with businesses to see if they have any surveillance video.

"The only thing that we have at this point is possibly a white car with multiple suspects in it. The race and gender, age description, clothing description is all vague at this point,” said Gainesville Police Department Captain Jorge Campos.

Multiple witnesses who did not want to be on camera say both the shooters and the victims are teenagers who were coming home from a high school football game.

"I felt sad, it's always a sad situation. You always want better for our youth. We always want better for our kids. We always want better for our environment, so you know it's sad all around,” said a resident of Gardenia Garden apartments.

Neighbors are upset and they say incidents like these cannot be prevented.

"I just feel like it's more of a personal thing. People need to work on themselves. There's nothing we can do about that,” said the resident.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing and are urging anyone with any information about the shooting to contact CRIME STOPPERS at (352)372-STOP or online.

The reward is $1000 for information leading to an arrest.