Gainesville police are investigating a double homicide, suspect in custody

Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 5:57 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Gainesville Police responded to a 911 call for shots fired and are now investigating a double homicide in a Northeast Gainesville neighborhood.

Gainesville police have a male suspect in custody who they believe committed the crime just before 5 PM. Officers found the male suspect still shooting at the home where the bodies were found.

“The individual who perpetuated who created this violence,” said Public Information officer Graham Glover. “Who shot these two individuals is in police custody so our neighbors can go to bed tonight knowing that that person is with GPD being interviewed and he is off the streets.”

Officers say the victims are a mother and her infant child, they were found with life-threatening injuries on the property of a home on the 2900 block of NE 17th Drive. First responders attempted to perform life-saving measures, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

When officers arrived the suspect was shooting at the home, he has since been brought into custody.

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