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Two Wounded in Newberry Shooting

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A man and woman were shot and wounded Monday night in their Newberry home.

Art Forgey, spokesman for Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, said Alachua County deputies received a call at 10:35 p.m. from a woman reporting a suspicious person, or persons, near their home at 3707 NW County Road 235. A man later called saying the pair had been shot.

Alachua County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Art Forgey comments on the Newberry shooting. Two children were in the home but were uninjured.
Alachua County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Art Forgey comments on the Newberry shooting. Two children were in the home but were uninjured.

Evidence indicated multiple bullets were fired on different sides of the house, located in a wooded, rural area of Alachua County, leading deputies to believe there may be more than one shooter.

Two children, 7 and 10, were in the house but uninjured “thanks to heroic efforts by the parents to keep them out of harm’s way,” Forgey said.

The wounded victims and children were taken to a nearby hospital. The victims’ gunshot wounds were identified as non-life threatening.

Why the victims were targeted remains unclear.

Forgey said investigators are continuing to analyze the evidence and speak with witnesses to find out why this happened.

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