The Gainesville Police Department is searching for a man who may have a firearm after shots were fired earlier today. Officers were dispatched to the area of University Commons Apartments upon recieving a call at 12:48 p.m. Police found shell casings and were given a vehicle tag number. Police found the car at Regency Oaks Apartment and knocked on the door to where the car was registered. A woman answered and said two males had fled out of the back. One was caught, and the other is still at large. GPD Spokesman Ben Tobias says they are still exploring the incident. Tobias added that no one was injured.
GPD looks for potential shooter
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