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Tragic Shooting Incident Unfolds Tuesday, Sheriff Launches Homicide Investigation

On February 27, 2024, at approximately 4:00 p.m., deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) swiftly responded to reports of a shooting in the 16800 block of NE 41st Court in Citra. Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered the lifeless body of an unidentified black female, pending next-of-kin notification. Currently, MCSO deputies are actively working to identify and locate a potential suspect in connection with the incident, which is being treated as an isolated occurrence.

The gravity of the situation prompted the deployment of Major Crimes detectives, who have initiated a comprehensive investigation, classifying the incident as a homicide. The scene in the 16800 block of NE 41st Court is under heavy police presence, urging residents and the public to avoid the area at this time. As the investigation unfolds, further details will be provided to the public. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping the community informed and ensuring a thorough examination of this tragic event.

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