Shooting at Spanish Trace Apartments; 1 dead, 2 injured
Gainesville, Florida -- The man police say shot two people in Spanish Trace Apartments Wednesday, 48-year-old Lorenzo Fitzpatrick, is dead.
The three hour stand-off ended when police say they found Fitzpatrick inside the apartment, dead by a gunshot wound, which appears to be self-inflicted.
The first officer who arrived heard gunshots from apartment 11 on the first floor.
The two victims, Desiree Reyes, who was wounded in the arm and Bruce Cheeves, who was wounded in the chest ran from the apartment.
The victims were evacuated to a nearby business to be treated for their wounds and then taken to the hospital.
Their injuries are non-life threatening.
The shooter, Fitzpatrick, fled to apartment 11, armed with a handgun.
SWAT, helicopter, canines and officers surrounded the place.
Gainesville and Alachua County Swat Deputies eventually found Fitzpatrick dead at approximately 6:50 p.m.
Residents had to wait outside their apartment complex as the situation unfolded.
All we know at the moment about what started the incident was that there was an ongoing argument over noise.
A check of Fitzpatrick's criminal record shows a number of misdemeanor charges, and one charge of domestic violence, back in 2005.
**We initially reported that there was police activity at two different Oaks Pawn locations. That was incorrect. Rescue personnel used the Oaks Pawn on SW 34th as a staging area for this shooting. We apologize for the error.
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