Ocala man dies after being shot, police investigating

Ocala Police have launched an investigation after a man was found shot and later died at the hospital.

Police responded to a shooting call around 2 a.m. Saturday near the 1200 block on SW Fort King Street. They say they found Searron Brookes, Sr., 42, with a single gunshot wound to the chest. 

He was taken to the hospital but later died. 

"Brookes' family has been notified and OPD is working closely with them during this tragedy."

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Detectives are actively investigating this as a homicide. They say the shooting appears to be an isolated event and is not connected with any prior or recent shooting incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call 352-369-7000. Or, you can submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP (7867). You may be eligible for a cash reward. 

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