Man, woman found dead in house in Biltmore neighborhood

Neighbors say they heard gunshots the night before the bodies were discovered

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Officers called to a report of a shooting Monday afternoon on Jacks Road, between Lane Avenue and Picketville Road, found a man and woman dead in a home, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police said the man and woman, believed to be in their 50s, were shot multiple times.

According to police, a friend who went to check on them made the discovery inside the home in the Biltmore neighborhood.

There was no information about the shooter, and no arrest was announced. Police will be reviewing neighbors’ surveillance video, as well as surveillance video from cameras at the house where the two were found dead. The Sheriff’s Office asked neighbors to be vigilant.

“We don’t have the suspects identified, so we urge everyone to take the normal precautions they should every day: locking their vehicles, locking their cars, making sure their windows are locked, turning exterior lights on,” said JSO Sgt. Adam Blinn.

It’s unclear when the shooting occurred. Three neighbors told News4Jax that they heard multiple gunshots late Sunday night but didn’t know where the shots were being fired.

“My next-door neighbor called me and told me the news. I just heard about it. Last night, I thought I heard a couple of gunshots,” said one of those neighbors. “I’m frightened and disappointed. It was a terrible fate for those two.”

Investigators said it was not immediately known if the shooting was a targeted attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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