Media Release from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office

Media Advisory 2020-016: Media Advisory – Hawthorne Shooting

For Immediate Release:
Today’s Date:  March 8, 2020
Prepared by:  PIO Sgt. Frank Kinsey

Around 11 p.m., on Saturday, March 7th, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 7400 SE 225th Way regarding a noise complaint regarding loud car stereos in the area.  Deputies arrived on scene to find a “block party” style celebration occurring with several hundred people in the area.  At approximately 12:25 a.m., Deputies reported hearing multiple gunshots and located one adult male with a gunshot wound to the neck, he was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Additional deputies responded to secure the area and eventually the SWAT team responded to assist with securing the crime scene and searching for other wounded victims.  No other victims were located on scene, however one juvenile male arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest and is undergoing surgery.  There are no identified suspects at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives and crime scene personnel continue to work to analyze evidence and determine what took place.

We are ask that anyone with information they feel may be related to this investigation to contact the Combined Communications Center at 352-955-1818. Callers can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest by calling Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP (7867).

At this time, there is no additional information or scheduled press events, and updates will provided as often as the facts of the case allow.