2 sisters shot in Hogan's Creek; Shooters sought

1 woman tells of being grazed in head with bullet

By Tarik Minor - Anchor, I-TEAM reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - One of two sisters shot early Tuesday morning in Hogan's Creek described to News4Jax her close call with death.

Jamie Shaseymore, who lives in the University Plaza Apartments at 2120 Dr. Roy Baker St., said two male teenagers fired nearly two dozen bullets into a crowd of people at about 1:45 a.m., and one of the bullets grazed her head.

Police are now searching for those shooters.

"I seen this bullet and that's just how close it was," Shaseymore said, ducking to demonstrate what happened.

Shaseymore said a hail of bullets were fired at her and others who were hanging out near a car. A mark on the skin behind her ear shows where the bullet grazed her (pictured below).

Shaseymore said she was centimeters away from losing her life.

"I seen the boy standing right there and he was just shooting at us, and then I saw the bullet coming to me, and I ducked and it just scratched the back," Shaseymore said.

She said two teens wearing ski masks opened fire on a crowd of people. There were at least six bullet holes on one vehicle still sitting in the parking space.

Shaseymore said her sister, who didn't want to be interviewed, was also hit by bullets that grazed her head and ankle. Both sisters drove themselves to the hospital.

"It's just a blessing," Shaseymore said. "I'm just blessed to be here today, me and my sister, because she just grazed across the top of her head. It's just by the grace of God that we are still here."

"My baby heard the shots and jumped up and started screaming and hollering," said Jay Brown, who lives near where the shooting happened.

She said she doesn't want to raise her 2-year-old in that kind of environment, so she's planning on moving as soon as possible. She's hoping one of the 70 surveillance cameras set up in the apartment complex will help police find the shooters before the cycle of violence worsens.

"It's always going to be an eye for an eye, but when it comes down to it, if you don't hit the right person and hit the wrong person, it's going to continue to be an eye for an eye and it's going to keep going on and on and never going to stop," Brown said.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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