On October 15, at 6:55 pm, Alachua police responded to calls about a shooting at a residence on NE 55th Blvd, located off University Ave.
Police audio indicates the suspect fled the scene in an SUV. One caller reported the SUV was white, while another said it was gray. One officer remarked the shooter’s vehicle was heading towards 39th Ave. They also suspected it was a drive-by shooting, however, this has not been confirmed. The suspect was described as wearing a black shirt and gray sweatpants. At this time no arrests have been reported.
The victim was described as a man with a gunshot wound to the chest. They were transported to the hospital, with reportedly non-life-threatening injuries.
A brief police audio transcription from this shooting is available. When more information is received this page will be updated.
Alachua Police Audio:
1. Keep in mind a lot of this audio quality is poor and there may be mistakes. I've put in codes to flag possible inaccuracies:
(GARBLED): I cannot make the audio out.
(?): I have an idea of what they're saying but have doubts.
2. A lot of audio contains police code. Police code will be marked in bold.
3. I’ve done my best to match all the voices to numbers but do keep in mind the numbers associated with the speakers may be incorrect at times.
Disclaimer: Audio that references incidents other than this shooting has not been transcribed and is disregarded from this transcript.
There is a time gap between the two audio files due to Broadcastify not backing up audio from 6:59 pm through 7:26 pm.
Audio file 1: 6:28 pm - 6:58 pm
29:05 Lifeline Bot: Rescue 36. Engine 60. Shooting. 104 Northeast 55th Blvd. Operate on alpha 5. Rescue 36. Engine 60. Shooting. 104 Northeast 55th Blvd. Operate on alpha 5. 1855.
29:29 Speaker 1: Engine 60 responding.
29:52 Speaker 2: Julia 2 10-14. 10-22.
30:51 Speaker 2: Attention all units, 34 ASO working on a signal 35 at 104 Ne 55th boulevard.
30:57 Speaker 1: Engine 60 rescue 36 responding to a gunshot wound at 104 Ne 55th boulevard. Law enforcement is also responding. Caller advising he was shot in the chest.
31:08 Speaker 2: I think it’s gonna be a drive by shooting. Suspect vehicle is heading towards 39th avenue.
31:14 Speaker 1: He’s behind a brown house and is wearing a black shirt, gray sweatpants.
31:18 Speaker 3: Rescue 80 confirm response to alpha 5.
31:20 Speaker 2: It’s gonna be a white Ford explorer and a gray SUV involved.
31:27 Speaker 1: The suspect was possibly in a white SUV, scene is not secure at this time. 1857.
31:33 Speaker 3: Confirm response to alpha 5.
31:35 Speaker 1: Rescue 80 confirm response on alpha 5.
Audio file 2: 7:27 pm - 7:36 pm
0:07 Speaker 3: Engine 3. Patients being transported by rescue 36. Scene turned over to law enforcement engine 3 available.1926 hours.
0:14 Speaker 2: Juliet 2.
0:16 Speaker 4: November 2 Gainesville.
0:17 November 2 go ahead.
0:18 Speaker 4: Ask Gainesville primary for assistance. They’ve got some calls out East for shootings. A gray SUV appears in one call, a white SUV appears in another call. Kinda framed similar.
0:32 Speaker 2: 10-4 I’ll have them look at it. They are working that shooting.