JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed and another man was injured in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning on Stardust Court, just south of Merrill Road, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.
Police were called around 1:15 a.m. to the scene at an apartment complex near the Lake Lucina neighborhood of Arlington, where officers found a man in his 20s dead from a gunshot wound.
Another man, also in his 20s, was transported to a hospital, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police said he was in stable condition.
Detectives said the incident happened during a birthday party at an apartment on Stardust Court. According to investigators, a newer-model silver Ford Mustang pulled up and began firing at the gathering then sped off.
“I have been at this complex for two years, and I have never had this issue before. I never even heard of this issue. And I am sure a lot of people are shocked. It has never happened. Some people have been out here for 10 years, and it has never happened before,” said Cedric Sessions, the maintenance manager at the Stardust apartment complex. “I hope this never happens again. I hope they catch who did it.”
The Sheriff’s Office is interviewing witnesses and looking for surveillance video related to the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-04500 or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).