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ALACHUA – “The Alachua Police Department (APD) has recently interviewed three men allegedly involved in a shooting incident in Alachua,” according to Public Information Officer (PIO) Sgt. Jesse Sandusky.

According to witness comments, which Sandusky says are conflicting, the incident may have begun with an altercation earlier in the day, Saturday, July 9, in the Pine Ridge neighborhood in Gainesville.

According to witness statements, twenty-six-year-old Elboric Robinson and twenty-five-year-old Jeffery Robinson, Jr. were outside at 15418 N.W. 134th Terrace. A white Nissan Sentra rental car, allegedly driven by a female, drove up and gunshots rang out.

Some witnesses say another person in the vehicle may have been twenty-four-year-old Richard Snead, Jr. of Gainesville, but Sandusky says, “That's unclear at this time.”

“It is also unclear who rented the vehicle,” said Sandusky, who emphasized the incident is still under investigation and details are not known at this time.

Initial reports indicated that a black male wearing blue basketball shorts and a white tank top opened fire on the two subjects standing in their front yard. However, the vehicle has been processed by the Alachua County Sheriff's Crime Scene Investigation team and, Sandusky said, “bullet holes were found in the vehicle.”

“At this time,” said Sandusky, “it's unclear who was shooting at whom.”

APD responded to multiple calls regarding the shooting at approximately 7:16 p.m., according to Sandusky's press release. “Three of our officers arrived on scene and made contact with several witnesses,” he said. “Our department is currently following up on leads and should have a clearer picture of the details in the near future.”

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