JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman was killed and a second woman was injured in an attack Tuesday morning at a riverfront home on the Northside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Police responded at 9:41 a.m. to a report of an attack in progress at the home on Heckscher Drive east of Interstate 295, across from Blount Island. Someone involved in the fight called 911.
Officers found one person dead and the second victim was taken to an area hospital. The extent of her injuries was not immediately known.
Homicide Sgt. Doug Molina said the attack appeared to begin in the home but may have spilled outside. He said a weapon was used but couldn’t say what it was. He also said it still wasn’t known what led to the violence or if this was a domestic incident.
Police detained and questioned everyone at the home and said one man was considered a person of interest.
When Art Jennette drove by his friends’ home on Heckscher Drive and saw police tape, he knew something horrible had happened.
“I’m so sad to see any of this. They’ve been dear, dear friends," Jennette said.
Property records show 71-year-old Barbara Wood has owned the home since 1979 and her son, Jason Wood, lived with her. Police records show officers were called to the house two other times in the last five years.
The neighborhood knew the Barbara Wood well.
“The first thing I’m going to do is put the family on our prayer list,” Jennette said. “How does something like this happen to such a good family?”