Marion Oaks drive-by shootings


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Drive-by shooting in Marion Oaks.

[Last updated on March 13, 2015, at 7:18 p.m.]

Marion Oaks — According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, a home in Marion Oaks has been targeted on two separate occasions in a drive-by shooting.

The incident report indicated that the drive-by occurred in the 2600 block of Southwest 148th lane.


On March 7, 2015, the homeowner told a deputy that he and his wife were inside their residence when they heard several gunshots.

The homeowner later discovered a bullet hole above the front door, two above the garage door and one on the right rear of his vehicle’s bumper.

On March 12, it happened again while he and his son were home. They both heard gunshots, followed by a vehicle speeding away.

According to reports, on this day, multiple bullets hit the front of the house.

While investigating, the deputy found multiple spent shell casings in the road. The caliber of the weapon has not been released.

No one was injured during the shooting.

If anyone has information about the drive-by shootings, please call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 352-732-9111, Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP, text a tip to 274637 using keyword 368-STOP, or visit Anonymity is guaranteed.

The investigation is ongoing.