JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a violent 24 hours leading up to the first day of school for students in Duval County.
Six shootings were reported in just over 24 hours. At least three people are dead and one is in life-threatening condition.
A man in his mid-20s was found with a gunshot wound in his groin around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. The incident happened at College Circle North. Several 911 calls were made about a suspicious person in the area before the shooting. The man was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
There was also a shooting in the McGirts Creek neighborhood off 118th street on Sunday. The shooting -- which happened around 10:35 p.m. -- one woman died. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
Another shooting left a man dead on the Eastside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. It happened at Pippin St and A. Phillip Randolph. Police are working to track down the person who shot him Sunday evening. Investigators believe the shooter fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle, but a specific make and model were not provided.
On the westside on Sunday around 10 a.m., a man was shot in the chest during a fight on the Westside. He is currently in the hospital in life-threatening condition. JSO said it is still working to get a suspect and vehicle description.
Early on Sunday, around 4:45 a.m., a young man was found shot outside a home in Atlantic Beach, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The man was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries, JSO said.
In another shooting around Bermuda Road on the Southside early Sunday, a woman was shot in the hand during an argument. Police are looking for the suspect. Officials said the two knew each other.
Police haven’t announced any arrests in connection with these shootings.
JSO asks anyone with information related to the incident to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.