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Gainesville Police investigating home invasion near UF campus

Gainesville Police are investigating a home invasion at LynCourt Square Apartments in Gainesville. 

Gainesville Police now say they don't believe a robbery suspect was shot during a home invasion near the University of Florida campus Friday morning.

Police responded around 11:35 a.m. to Lyncourt Square Apartments at 1218 SW 3rd Ave., which is just across from the east side of campus. Officer Ben Tobias said a fifth floor resident told dispatchers she heard a loud pop, which sounded like a gunshot, and saw three males run down the stairs from the fifth floor.

Tobias said at least one shot was fired and blood was found in a hallway. Investigators initially suspected someone was shot but now they say a gun discharged during a struggle between one of the armed suspects and one of the people living in the apartment.

He said it's likely the incident was a "targeted home-invasion robbery" but they're still trying to determine why that apartment was targeted.

The university sent an alert to all students just after noon. Police say they don't believe the suspects are still in the area.

Tobias said two of the suspects were captured on video surveillance. They're both described as black males. One is about 15 to 20 years old with a short hair cut, blue jeans and a red hoodie. The other man is about 18-25, heavy set, with short hair, some facial hair. He was wearing a white hoodie with black sleeves and blue jeans.

This is a developing story. Check back as more details become available.

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