One man dead after shooting inside Ocala shopping mall
One man was killed and a woman injured in what Ocala Police said was a targeted shooting inside a shopping mall in Ocala on Saturday.
The shooting occurred during a busy time for holiday shopping with Christmas just two days away.
According to a Facebook post from the Ocala Police Department, multiple shots were fired in Paddock Mall around 3:40 p.m. By the time authorities arrived, the shooter had fled the scene.
The post said there is “heavy police presence” in the mall, as they conduct a secondary sweep of the area.
Police said that anyone who was present during the shooting or has information to call Ocala Crime Stoppers at 352-368-7867.
This is a developing story. WMFE will update it as details become available.
Lillian Hernández Caraballo is a Report for America corps member.