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The University of Florida Police Department and the Gainesville Police Department are targeting individuals for DNA samples that vaguely fit the suspect’s description from the three attacks that occurred on or near UF’s campus.
In the small town of Bell, family and friends gathered at a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of Sarah Spirit, 28, and her six children. Police said last Thursday, Don Spirit shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren before turning the gun on himself.
Bell residents wake up to tragedy in wake of shooting. Don Spirit, 51, killed his daughter, six grandchildren and himself on Thursday around 4 p.m.
Before Don Spirit shot and killed his daughter, six children and himself on Sept. 18, he acquired an extensive criminal background. Spirit’s prior crimes occurred in several counties in Florida.