David Nathaniel Barron was killed in Paddock Mall Shooting – RDCNews


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David Nathaniel Barron

In a shocking turn of events, tragedy occurred at Paddock Mall on Saturday afternoon. The victim of the shooting was identified as David Nathaniel Barron, 40, a resident of Ocala, Florida, widely recognized as a talented tattoo artist. As the community grapples with this senseless act, law enforcement is working diligently to bring the perpetrators to justice. 

Case: David Nathaniel Barron passed away

The incident occurred around 3:40 p.m. when the Ocala Police Department (OPD) received a disturbing call reporting multiple shots fired at Paddock Mall. When police arrived on scene, they found an adult man deceased in the general area and a woman suffering from a gunshot wound who was rushed to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. network. Police later identified the adult man as Nathaniel Barron.

The Ocala Police Department promptly initiated a secondary sweep of the mall, intensifying efforts to apprehend the gunman and ensure the safety of the public. The suspect, described as wearing a black hoodie, black leggings and a partially covered black mask, managed to escape the scene undetected, heightening the urgency of the ongoing investigation.


Law enforcement has released a photo of an individual considered a “person of interest” in connection with the Paddock Mall shooting. The individual, whose identity remains unknown, is suspected of having important information that could assist in solving the case. Authorities urged the community to provide any relevant information.

Ocala Police Department
Image Source: Ocala Police Department  


If you recognise the person in the photograph or have any details regarding the incident, you are encouraged to contact Detective Boyer at 352-369-7000. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-STOP (7867) or through the online portal at OcalaCrimeStoppers.com. The collaborative efforts of the community are crucial in assisting law enforcement to swiftly resolve this tragic case.

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