KINGSLAND, Ga. – A Kingsland man shot a woman Wednesday afternoon before turning the gun on himself, police said.
According to the Kingsland Police Department, the man, whose name has not been released, shot the 64-year-old woman, who has also not been identified, inside a home on Woodbridge Road in the Meadows subdivision near Woodbridge Road.
The woman was hit in the torso and lower body but was in stable condition at a hospital, police said.
The man took his own life, police said.
Investigators said they recovered the weapon at the scene.
Residents described the area as a quiet neighborhood where crime is scarce.
Neighbors like Krista Fuller were shocked to learn what happened.
“I go look around the corner and there’s an ambulance in the front yard and I see the fire chief running in the house. I see police tape. I’m like, oh my God this is serious," Fuller said.
Witnesses told News4Jax the woman was flown to the hospital by helicopter after the shooting.
"Nothing like this ever happened," said Frank Waye, a neighbor. "You don't ever hear anyone hollering or screaming at somebody."
Fuller said the two people shot are a couple, and she has spent time with them.
"It's really sad. These are our neighbors. We talk to them on a daily basis," Fuller said. "It's really surreal."