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Media outlets: Shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities; details scarce

  • This undated image provided by the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 shows Don Spirit. On Thursday, officials said Spirit is suspected of killing six of his grandchildren, his daughter and himself near Bell, Fla. (AP Photo/Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office)

    This undated image provided by the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 shows Don Spirit. On Thursday, officials said Spirit is suspected of killing six of his grandchildren, his daughter and himself near Bell, Fla. (AP Photo/Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Gilchrist County sheriff's deputy lowers the yellow tape to let vehicles through at the scene of a shooting on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Bell, Fla. Officials said two adults and six children are dead in the incident. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

    A Gilchrist County sheriff's deputy lowers the yellow tape to let vehicles through at the scene of a shooting on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Bell, Fla. Officials said two adults and six children are dead in the incident. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert D. Schultz speaks during a news conference in Bell, Fla. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 about a shooting earlier in the day. Officials said two adults and six children are dead in the incident. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

    Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert D. Schultz speaks during a news conference in Bell, Fla. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 about a shooting earlier in the day. Officials said two adults and six children are dead in the incident. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)  (The Associated Press)

Media outlets are reporting that a shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities.

The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to The Associated Press that it is investigating a shooting in the town of Bell Thursday and that a news conference has been scheduled for 8 p.m. WCJB-TV says police are classifying is as a major shooting.

It wasn't immediately clear how many people were shot.

Bell is small town of just 350 people about 30 miles west of Gainesville.