JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Several people showed up at Jacksonville hospitals early Monday morning around the same time police were investigating reports of a shooting near a Waffle House on the city’s Westside, authorities said.
Officers were called to the reported shooting near Pickettville Road and Commonwealth Avenue about 2:20 a.m. Memorial Day, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. While investigating, investigators learned that several adults had arrived at area hospitals with a range of injuries believed to be related to the shooting.
The Sheriff’s Office did not specify the number of shooting victims or the extent of their injuries. It also wasn’t immediately clear on Monday morning what might have led up to the shooting, or whether any suspects were still at large.
Early Monday morning, police had the Waffle House and what officers called a mud hole near the parking lot blocked off with crime scene tape.
At the mud hole, at least 15 evidence markers could be seen surrounding a black truck, and investigators were picking up what looked to be shell casings. It also appeared there were beer cans left behind.
Police are investigating a mud hole off Commonwealth Ave & Pickettville Rd. JSO says several adults arrived at hospital w injuries believed to be related to shooting overnight. Counted 15 evidence markers, shell casings & beer cans. This #MDW alone, 6 shootings in Jax. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/HlozmuKfCb— Brittany Muller (@BrittMullerNews) May 31, 2021
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office via 904-630-0500 or JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. Those who wish to remain anonymous can do so by calling First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.