2 killed at Golden Corral were brothers

Jacksonville police looking for gunman

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two men who were shot and killed at a Golden Corral restaurant on the Westside on Sunday night were brothers, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police were called just before 9 p.m. to investigate a suspicious death in the parking lot of the restaurant on Normandy Boulevard.

Officer Melissa Bujeda with said officers found one man dead in a truck, and another was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Matthew Bohannon

The victims were identified as 19-year-old Matthew Bohannon (pictured, right) and 24-year-old Andrew Bohannon.

Police are looking for the gunman who left with a group of people in a vehicle.

"We hope to release a photograph of the vehicle the suspects were seen in. We believe multiple individuals were in that vehicle. We're asking for anyone with information to please contact police," Bujeda said.

Some of Matthew's friends said he was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone.

The killings don't sit well with Mike Ragland, an associate pastor for the church across the street from where the men were shot.

"I have two teenage boys and also I have -- I'm responsible for 30-plus students that go to church here," Ragland said.

Channel 4 crime analyst Ken Jefferson says the public needs to come forward with information.

"No matter how minute or how small you might think your information, your contribution might be very important," he said. "I would encourage them to contact police."

Those in the community say they'll feel better when there's an arrest.

"You're aware of it, you pray for them and you hope for the best," Ragland said. "But even so, it's still, it's right across the street, and it could've been our parking lot. They could've ended up in our parking lot not two hours earlier."

Rumors surrounding the killings prompted JSO to issue this statement Monday: "We have had numerous inquiries, blog comments, and Facebook postings about the relationship between the Normandy shooting and the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial. We are confident to say where we are in the investigation that this is not the case at all.  There is no link at all between these cases."

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

About the Author:

Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013 and reports every weekday for The Morning Show.