Boy, 14, shot outside west Ocala apartment complex; Police said he’s stable, no arrests yet


Ocala police officials placed yellow markers near this Mercedes as part of their crime scene investigation Friday night.

Ocala law enforcement officials put yellow markers around this Mercedes as aspect of their crime scene investigation Friday evening.

Ocala police detectives are attempting to obtain the man or woman or folks responsible for capturing a teen outdoors a west Ocala condominium sophisticated late Friday.

Officers determined the victim as a 14-calendar year-aged boy. Since of his age, he was transported to UF Wellbeing Shands Clinic in Gainesville for treatment method.

Law enforcement officials mentioned the teen was shot in the decrease fifty percent of his system and his torso. As of Saturday, the juvenile, who’s from Ocala, was in stable condition.

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Shortly ahead of 11 p.m., law enforcement gained phone calls about shots fired at Laurel Park Apartments, 100 NW 23rd Ave.

Arriving in considerably less than a moment, officers located two automobiles, a KIA and a Mercedes, parked shut to every single other alongside the roadway close to the 2300 creating.

Police ended up instructed that the hurt boy and two other males were in the KIA and a group of folks were being standing close to the auto. No a single was in the Mercedes. A third car confirmed up and photographs were fired from that vehicle at the KIA.

The boy was hit in the gunfire and then ran to a close by apartment, officers had been told.

Hunting for evidence

Paramedics taken care of the teenager on scene and he was then taken to the clinic. His name was not introduced by police.

Officers explained the boy was the only man or woman who was shot. Other people who were being at the spot have been possibly youngsters or in their early 20s.

Officers stand near a car that was shot up late Friday in northwest Ocala.

Officers stand close to a auto that was shot up late Friday in northwest Ocala.

The scene was roped off by yellow crime scene tape and officers and evidence specialists placed smaller yellow markers on the ground. Most of those markers had been utilized to discover the spot of blood droplets, authorities explained.

The back window of the KIA experienced a bullet gap. Officers searched the spot with flashlights for evidence.

A K-9 doggy and his handler sniffed the exterior of both autos for narcotics. Officers claimed the pet dog alerted to both autos, and the cars will be towed. Officers are predicted to get a lookup warrant for both equally vehicles so they can be thoroughly examined.

Police officials said a juvenile inside this car was shot at Laurel Park Apartments late Friday night

Police officials reported a juvenile within this automobile was shot at Laurel Park Apartments late Friday evening

As of Saturday, there experienced been no arrests.

Any person with any facts about the taking pictures can contact 369-7000 or contact Criminal offense Stoppers at 368-7867 or

Get hold of Austin L. Miller at [email protected]

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