2 dead, 4 hurt in Florida shooting New Year's Day in Ocala, police say

Two people are dead and four others are hurt after gunfire rang out at a large gathering early New's Year's Day in Ocala, according to police.

The Ocala Police Department said the shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday near the 1600 block of SW 5th Street, where 100 people were gathered. 

Police identified the two people killed in the shooting as 30-year-old Davonta Harris and 24-year-old Abdul Hakeem Van Croskey. Four others are being medically treated for gunshot wounds.


"This tragic event has left many devastated and mourning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible act," the police department said in a Facebook post

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call police at 352-369-7000 or call Crime Stoppers of Marion County anonymously by dialing **TIPS.