Two wounded, one of them critically, at northwest-area home

Gainesville Police Department Forensic Crime Unit's Marc Trahan, left, Bret Starr and GPD officer Andy Zawadzki search for evidence following an incident involving two injuries on NW 36th Terrace Thursday evening.

Tricia Coyne/Staff photographer
Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 10:36 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 10:36 p.m.

One man received life-threatening injuries while another had cuts to his head in an incident Thursday night that is under investigation by the Gainesville Police Department.

Police were called to 414 N.W. 36th Terrace when a man at the home ran next door to use a phone to call 911, reporting that someone had come in the house with a gun, Cpl. Tscharna Senn said.

Officers found one person inside the house unconscious and another with injuries, she said. Both were taken to the hospital.

Senn said the man found unconsious is the one with life-threatening injuries. His age is estimated at 20 to 30 years old.

Senn said the other man was 35 years old and he had lacerations to his head.

"Right now we have various accounts of what happened from everybody who was in there. Detectives are interviewing several people on what happened to try to find out how the people got to where they were," Senn said. "There were people inside the house and outside the house."

Several neighbors, including the one who provided the phone, said the home is owned by Bruce Clark and that he has lived in it for a long time. The Alachua County Property Appraiser lists the owner of the home at that address as Clark.

Neighbor Lea Todaro said loud music had been playing from the home before the incident occurred. Police, ambulances and fire trucks filled the street afterward.

"It was unbelievable," Todaro said. "They had them all on the ground and handcuffed."

Another neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said many people come and go from the house.

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