Man Arrested After Firing Gunshots at Florida Christmas Parade

Middleburg, FL - A man was arrested on Saturday for firing multiple gunshots at a Florida Christmas parade after being "agitated" by the parade's festivities.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Douglas Moore became “agitated” by the parade festivities near his residence at 4182 County Road 218.

Moore then discharged a firearm several times toward the area where people were participating in the parade.

A deputy assigned to the parade heard the gunshots and responded, along with other deputies and the SWAT team.

No one was injured during Saturday's shooting.

Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook praised the swift response of her deputies, stating, “I am thankful for the quick response by the deputies who ran towards the sound of gunfire to keep our community safe.”

Moore has been charged with six counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, and using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol

He remains in custody.

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