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Shots fired on UF campus, suspects in custody:
(1 of 2) UF Alert Shots fired at Murphree Hall lot poss suspects 2 white males in a blue Mazda truck last seen heading north away from— Univ of Florida (@UF) July 27, 2015
(2 of 2) campus. Report info to 352-392-1111— Univ of Florida (@UF) July 27, 2015
UF Alert Suspect with firearm in custody. Poss witnesses in blue Mazda truck location unknown. Report any information to UPD at 352-392-1111— Univ of Florida (@UF) July 27, 2015
Just 20 minutes — from 3:21 a.m. to 3:41 a.m. — passed between the initial tweet and the tweet about the apprehension, so that's excellent response time by campus and/or Gainesville police, but I cannot remember another report of shots being fired on campus. A man and woman were taken into custody after the incident, which apparently involved a fight that spilled from a Midtown bar to the Murphree parking lot and a shot being discharged into the ground, and both suspects are being held in the Alachua County Jail.
Let's hope those witnesses are also found and interrogated soon, and that this was an isolated and harmless incident — but I'd be remiss to note it's not the third in a string of gun-related incidents since Saturday in Gainesville, following a domestic dispute that left one man paralyzed early Saturday morning and a shooting of a police officer that prompted a manhunt and the shutdown of Interstate 75 midday Saturday.
Antonneous Clayton almost committed to Florida: So you're saying Friday Night Lights could've been even better? (Jeff Sentell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Buchholz math team wins national title for ninth straight year: The most dominant team in Gainesville. (Giuseppe Sabella, The Gainesville Sun)
How women in sports media handle pregnancy and motherhood: Great insight on something we generally don't think about. (Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated)
North Dakota's search for a new nickname has become hilarious: If your best choices are a Native American tribe name (which is really a French word bestowed on the people by an explorer) and the term for the people who helped steal that tribe's land, yeah, you're probably going to end up with "Sundogs." (@GoAUPher, The Daily Gopher)
How a German airport became a boondoggle: The headline suggests this story is way more interesting than it is. (Joshua Hammer, Bloomberg Businessweek)
The cycle of mass shootings: Are we powerless to end it? (Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post)
Your Gators moments of zen:
Beautiful orange and blue sunset. pic.twitter.com/OkQ9nS555s— David Wunderlich (@Year2) July 26, 2015
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