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Gainesville police heard shots fired near the campus of the University of Florida

Posted at 6:43 AM, Oct 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-19 06:43:52-04

GAINESVILLE, Fl. — Shots were heard near the University of Florida Tuesday morning. The announcement was made via Twitter by the school's public safety account at 5:27 a.m.

The shots were heard by the Gainesville Police Department near the Orthopedics area. An alert was sent out to students beforehand to be cautious and avoid the area.