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2 dead, 5 injured in Florida shooting spree

By the CNN Wire Staff
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Police say one of the people dead is the only suspect in all of the shootings
  • NEW: Injuries range from minor to serious, police say
  • They do not know what connection, if any, the victims might have to one another
  • The first shooting was reported about 4 p.m.; others followed soon thereafter

(CNN) -- Two people, including the suspected gunman, are dead and five injured after a series of shootings in and around Gainesville, Florida, police said.

Cpl. Tscharna Senn said the suspect, Clifford Miller Jr., died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Prior to turning the gun on himself, he is thought to have shot six people in Gainesville and the surrounding Alachua County.

One of the six is dead, while the remaining five are being treated for injuries that range from minor to serious, said Senn. All of the victims were adults.

She added it was too early to say what connection, if any, the victims might have to one another.

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The first shooting was reported around 4 p.m. Others followed shortly thereafter.

Gainesville, located in north-central Florida, is home to the University of Florida.

The shootings do not appear to have any connection to the school, said Janine Sikes, a university spokeswoman.

She added officers were dispatched to the edge of campus upon hearing about the shootings, but that the campus was not locked down.

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