Marion County deputies search for gunman after deadly shooting near Dollar General

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in Marion County are still searching for whoever shot and killed a 19-year-old man.


Investigators say Griffin Chase Smith was shot several times near a Dollar General on Marion Oaks Boulevard on Saturday afternoon.

They say he tried to drive away but crashed behind the Marion Oaks Community Center.

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He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Deputies are now asking people who were near the Dollar General when the shooting happened to come forward.

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