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2 shot at Arlington motel

Jacksonville police investigate multiple scenes at Regency Inn

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two people were injured, one critically, in gunfire early Sunday morning at the Regency Inn motel in Arlington, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police said they were called just before 3 a.m. Sunday to the motel on Arlington Road, where they found two people with gunshot wounds. The two were taken to nearby hospitals. One of the two people shot had life-threatening injuries and was in critical but stable condition at last check, police said.

Detectives and crime scene investigators were investigating three scenes at the motel, including the lobby. They were reviewing video of the shooting and speaking with witnesses at the scene.

A woman who said she was part of a group staying at the motel told News4Jax she heard about 20 gunshots.

Police said they do have suspect information, but are not releasing it at this time.

News4Jax spoke with a man named Heru who has lived in the neighborhood behind the motel for 30 years. He said the crime is nonstop.

“This hotel is causing our property value to go down,” Heru said.

Arlington motel scene

Sources said that in August, the Regency Inn re-opened after being condemned by the city. According to the property appraiser website, its owned by DSSP Inc.

In July, according to police, a man was shot at the same motel and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Investigators said the victim was not cooperating in that case.


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