Police said the boys, ages 15 and 14, were dropped off at Maricamp ER Saturday night.

Two teenage boys injured by gunfire over the weekend are expected to recover as Ocala Police Department officers investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.


Police said the boys, ages 15 and 14, were dropped off at Maricamp ER, 2897 SE Maricamp Road, on Saturday night.


Officers said the older boy was shot in a hip. As for the 14-year-old, a bullet had grazed one of his thighs.


Authorities spoke to the driver who brought them to the emergency room. She said she was at a neighbor’s home in northeast Ocala when she noticed a group of children in a car nearby. She went outside and someone from the group told her a boy had been shot. Then they drove away.


The woman said she told the boys to get into her vehicle and she took them to the emergency room.


Based on the OPD investigation so far, officers believe the shooting may have occurred at the Ed Croskey Center, 1510 NW Fourth St. The investigation is ongoing.


Anyone with information about the shooting can call the OPD at 369-7000. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP, or visit www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.


— Contact Austin L. Miller at 867-4118, austin.miller@starbanner.com or @almillerosb.