Investigation continues into shooting at Midtown Gainesville apartment complex

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- Questions about what led to a shooting in Gainesville on Saturday afternoon that left one injured are being answered, as a frustrated mother speaks out against the violence.

Gainesville Police investigators said Edward Martin was inside his apartment at 300 N.W. 18th St. just before 3:00 p.m. when a group of people gathered outside. Martin went downstairs, and was assaulted by the group.

According to Capt. Jorge Campos, the group and Martin had been feuding over social media for at least three weeks. Campos told TV20 the cause of the arguments may have been over a relationship.

Martin went back inside the apartment, and came out with a gun. Investigators said he began firing into the crowd, as at least one or more people in the group started firing back.

GPD is still looking into whether "stand-your-ground" laws would apply in this situation, since Martin was assaulted before he fired.

"We were not there to observe what happened, so we have to go by people's recollections and what they're telling us," Campos said. "So we're still looking for folks to talk to."

Meanwhile, the mother of a man in the group who was shot in the groin is speaking out to TV20 against violence and to dispel rumors circulating on social media.

"They have their own theory, and it needs to stop," said Tameika Greenlee. "Because at the end of the day, no one wins."

Greenlee said her son and Martin were inseparable until just a few weeks ago.

"We cannot control people's minds and thoughts. But what we can do is put something positive, instill something in them to let them know that there's ways around going this far," Greenlee said.

As Greenlee's son recovers in the hospital, charges could still be pressed against members of the group. Martin was arrested at the scene and is being charged with aggravated battery.

The case has been sent to the State's Attorney office in Gainesville, as investigators continue to reach out to people involved and piece together what happened.

"The violence needs to stop," Greenlee said.