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Downtown Gainesville shooting leads officials to evaluate parking safety

By and on October 24th, 2011

The Gainesville Police Department is looking for a third homicide suspect involved in a downtown parking garage shooting early Sunday morning. Artrel Dubose was taken to Shands at the University of Florida after being shot in the head by a Lake City resident. Dubose was pronounced dead midday Sunday. This is not the first fatal shooting in the city-owned parking garage. Another man was shot and killed in 2007. Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says downtown Gainesville has seen added security.

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Despite the shooting, Mastrodicasa says she doesn’t anticipate more surveillance cameras in Gainesville.

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Gainesville Police Department Spokesman Angelina Valuri says the city is looking at ways to improve security downtown.

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Though the city of Gainesville will continue to look into security measures, Mastrodicasa says this weekend’s shooting may not have been preventable.

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Mastrodicasa says though the shooting occurred in a parking garage, it could have happened anywhere.

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Two of the three suspects are in custody. They are facing charges of homicide and burglary.


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