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Bus shelter panels replaced after being damaged by suspected BB gunfire

The city of Gainesville spent more than $1,000 to replace bus shelters panels after police believe someone fired at the shelters with a BB gun.

Gainesville Police took two reports Oct. 31 of criminal damage to the Hall Area Transit bus shelters on Athens Street.

Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said it “sounded like someone drove by with a BB gun” and shot at the plastic shelters. 

According to the report, the damage happened sometime between Oct. 8 and Oct. 29.

“I am told that we replaced four panels at a cost of $1,024,” City Manager Bryan Lackey wrote in an email.