JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating what led up to two men being struck by bullets in the College Gardens neighborhood in Northwest Jacksonville on Friday night.
Police said it happened on McMillan Street between Kings Road and Martin Luther King Junior Parkway at 11:30 p.m. They said two men in their 20s were shot and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
“I was laying in the bed and I heard several gunshots a lot of them just ringing and then I heard tires like people pulling off,” said Santo Mack, a neighbor.
Mack stayed indoors after she heard the shots fired. She said she heard someone quickly driving away.
“I thought somebody was trying to break into my back door,” said another neighbor, who did not want to be identified.
Neighbors told News4Jax crime is picking up in the area.
“I’m almost 60 years old. I grew up around here. This should never happen. I don’t know what’s going on,” Mack said.
JSO said Shotspotter discovered three gunshots were fired. Violent Crimes Task Force detectives are investigating. No victim or suspect information was released.
The conditions of the two men were unclear.
In an unrelated shooting, a man was found shot to death Friday night on Brooklyn Road.