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.
A voicemail to Gainesville City Hall from a South Main Street business owner frustrated over finding someone had again defecated at the entrance to his business has prompted the city to investigate. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, who received the voicemail earlier this week, said he has asked the city manager, the police chief and code enforcement to look into the problem as quickly as possible.