• Man shot dead at Ocala hotel, deputies say

    By: Chip Skambis


    OCALA, Fla. - A man was shot and killed outside an Ocala hotel early Sunday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. 

    Deputies arrived at the Queens Garden Resort at 3300 South Pine Ave. around midnight and found a man lying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds, the sheriff’s office said. 

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    Deputies performed life-saving measures on the man until paramedics arrived.

    The victim, who deputies have not identified, was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, deputies said. 

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    MCSO major crimes detectives are investigating the shooting. 

    Anyone with information is urged to call detective Billy Burleson at 352-368-3542 or Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP.

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