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Marion County Deputies Investigate Shooting At Park

A 17-year-old boy was pulled from his car and shot at Ralph Russell Memorial Park in Ocala Monday morning, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

At around 12 a.m., the victim said he was sitting in his car at the park when the suspects pulled him out and shot him. He ran away and began screaming for help, and several bystanders called 911.

The victim is in stable condition. He was transported to a local hospital after shouting for help, and he is currently receiving treatment for his injuries.

Police are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information can call Inspector Erik Dice at 352-368-3545. People can also phone in tips to the Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP or text tips to 274637 with the keyword 368STOP. Tips can be submitted online at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Tips leading to arrest are eligible for an award up to $1,000,000.

Romy Ellenbogen is a reporter with WUFT News. She can be reached at romye@ufl.edu