JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two women are dead and one man is in the hospital after a drive-by shooting rocked a Northwest Jacksonville neighborhood Thursday night.
Police said that the two black women and a black man were standing on Tyler Street near Windle Street when a dark-colored sedan rolled down the street and opened fire on the three people.
Officials said that one woman died on the scene. The second woman, 34-year-old Shelmika Felton, died on the way to the hospital. The third victim, a man, took himself to UF Health Jacksonville.
News4Jax learned that Felton is the mother of three teenagers.
According to police it looks like the people were targeted as part of a gang-related shooting.
Angela Robinson, the mother of Shelmika Felton, said she doesn't believe this is gang-related.
Robinson says a cousin told her that Felton was walking by when someone called her over to a car. Once she approached the car, that's when the shooting happened.
Police told Robinson that her daughter was shot in the face and in the chest. After waiting in the hospital for a while, Robinson later found out that her daughter was dead.
"Somebody just killed my baby for no apparent reason," Robinson said. "Somebody killed her for no apparent reason. Why... why would you kill my daughter? My daughter did nothing to you. My daughter had three kids to live for."
She tearfully remembered her daughter.
"She called me every time to tell me she loved me. Mom let's get together and cook some crabs and have a good time. My daughter don't bother nobody. My daughter is a fun person; loved being around people. Whoever you are, if you don't turn yourself in, you is out of gas."
Robinson says there are surveillance cameras in the area so she hopes those cameras will help police in their investigation.
Anyone who knows anything about the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.