Woman shot to death inside car at Edgewood Avenue gas station

Jacksonville police believe woman was targeted

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman shot multiple times inside a car Monday morning at a Shell gas station on Edgewood Avenue West has died, and Jacksonville police believe she was targeted.

Jacksonville Fire-Rescue was called just after 9 a.m. to the scene at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Avenue B, but the victim could not be resuscitated. Homicide detectives who responded were told a man pulled up in a silver Nissan SUV, got out and fired several shots into the woman’s car before driving off.

“At this time, it appears that the victim was targeted while sitting in her vehicle,” said Sgt. Adam Blinn.

The relationship between the shooter and the woman was not immediately known.

Family members and friends could be seen staring across at the car where their loved one was shot to death.

Blinn said investigators were working to interview witnesses and gather surveillance video. Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).

In Jacksonville, eight people have been shot in the first three days of August.

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