Gainesville shooting in 2007 gaining interest

Gainesville shooting in 2007 gaining interest
July 3, 2013, 12:00 pm
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The 2007 shooting in Gainesville, Fla. that Aaron Hernandez was allegedly questioned for is bubbling to the surface this week.
According to ABC News, Massachusetts authorities reached out to police in Gainesville about a case in which two men were shot in September 2007.
Hernandez was a 17-year-old freshman on September 30, 2007 when Corey Smith and Justin Glass were fired upon while stopped at a traffic light. Smith was shot in the back of the head. Glass was shot in the arm. Randall Cason, in the back seat, was unharmed.

According to ABC News, Cason “told police that shooter was a 'Hawaiian' or 'Hispanic' male who had a large muscular build, stood about 6-foot-3 or 6-foot-4, weighed about 230 or 240 pounds and had a lot of tattoos."

Cason also said that there was a black male with the shooter. Cason identified the black male as Reggie Nelson, a former Florida Gator who was a rookie with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"As they were waiting for the light to change, the Hawaiian football player and Reggie Nelson walked up to their car on the right side," according to the police report, which cited what Cason told police. "Then without saying a work [sic], the Hawaiian pointed a small handgun in the front right window and fired five quick shots. Cason saw Smith slump over with blood coming out of the back of the head, at which time the Hawaiian and Nelson took off running towards McDonald's."

PFT Poobah Mike Florio does a great job breaking down why that case may have use and relevance to the current one Hernandez is facing.
Additionally on Wednesday morning, the Gainesville cops are saying no law enforcement authorities have reached out to them about the case.