5 shot within 24 hours at NW Jacksonville apartment complex

No suspects arrested in either shooting at Kings Ridge Apartments

By Destiny McKeiver - Multi-media journalist, Nick Jones - Digital producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Less than 24 hours after three women were shot at a Northwest Jacksonville apartment complex, police returned to the same area to investigate after another two people were shot.

Investigators were sent to the Kings Ridge Apartments around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A 37-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were hospitalized with minor injuries.

According to police, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's ShotSpotter system detected nine gunshots. It's not clear how many times the two victims were shot.

A woman who lives in the apartment complex did not share her name with News4Jax. She believes if witnesses don't speak up, the violence will continue.

"I pray for this whole apartment complex. I pray for all of them," the woman said. "It's really sad that nobody wants to say anything until it's one of their own children, sister, brother, mom or daddy."

Investigators said it was too early to determine if Sunday's shooting was an act of retaliation for the triple shooting that occurred Saturday night at the same apartment complex. Three women, ages 32, 34 and 25, were hospitalized after they were shot during a party outside one of the apartments. Their injuries were said to be non-life-threatening. Two 4-year-old children were also there during the shooting but were not injured.

Two witnesses were detained for questioning in Saturday's shooting.

According to JSO's crime mapping tool, within a half mile radius of the apartment complex over the past six months, the following crimes were reported:

 

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