Police: Gunman kills self, 1 other in Gainesville shooting spree

9:22 AM, Oct 5, 2010   |    comments
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GAINESVILLE - A gunman killed himself Monday afternoon after he fatally shot a person and wounded five others around Gainesville, police said.

The gunman shot himself in his red pickup truck after he drove through the neighborhood picking off victims, Gainesville police Cpl. Tscharna Senn said at a Monday night news conference.

Police are saying that the gunman is Clifford Miller, Jr. and that the one person who was fatally shot was his father.

The first 9-1-1 call was at 4:03 p.m., followed by several others, with the last coming at 4:16, Senn said. That was about the time Miller was pulled over and shot himself, police said.

The wounded were being treated at Gainesville area hospitals, Senn said. They had minor to critical injuries, but Senn wouldn't give details.

Gainesville, in the north-central part of the state, is home to the University of Florida. There was no immediate link between the school and the shooting.

Authorities have scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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