Summary: Two people were killed and four injured in a New Year’s Day shooting in Ocala, Florida. Authorities are searching for suspects and are asking anyone with information to come forward. The investigation is ongoing.
Ocala, Florida, authorities are searching for suspects in a New Year’s Day shooting that left two people dead and four others injured.
The shooting occurred around 4:30 A.M on SW 5th Street, where a crowd of nearly 100 people had gathered.
Davonta Harris, 30, and Abdul Hakeem Van Croskey, 24, were killed in the incident.
Four other victims were taken to an undisclosed location for treatment and were listed in stable condition. The Ocala Police Department has said there is no immediate threat to the community.
Police can contact anyone with information about the shooting at 352-369-7000 or Crime Stoppers of Marion County by dialing **TIPS.
The investigation is ongoing.
Popular Florida Shootings
There have been several high-profile shootings in Florida in recent years, including the following:
- Pulse Nightclub Shooting (2016): This shooting occurred at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and left 49 people dead and 53 others injured. The perpetrator was a lone gunman who was later killed by law enforcement. The shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history at the time.
- Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting (2017): This shooting occurred at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and left five people dead and six others injured. The perpetrator was a lone gunman who was later arrested.
- Parkland School Shooting (2018): This shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and left 17 people dead and 17 others injured. The perpetrator was a former student who was later arrested.
- Jacksonville Landing Mass Shooting (2018): This shooting occurred at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, and left three people dead and 11 others injured. The perpetrator was a lone gunman who later killed himself.
- Tallahassee Hot Yoga Shooting (2018): This shooting occurred at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, and left two people dead and five others injured. The perpetrator was a lone gunman who later killed himself.
These tragic events have left many people devastated and mourning and have sparked discussions about gun control and public safety. Authorities and communities need to work together to prevent future incidents and ensure all individuals’ safety.