Jacksonville police believe several suspects involved in deadly shooting of teen at Woodstock Park

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is looking for several people accused in the deadly shooting of a teenager on Jacksonville’s Westside.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodstock Park on West Beaver Street.

Investigators said a teenager, between 16 and 18 years old, was found dead at the park.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from some type of fight. Witnesses told police they saw several people running away from the park after shots were fired. A search began, with JSO’s K-9 unit working on the ground and its air unit searching from above.

At this time, police said, no one has been found.

News4Jax on Wednesday spoke with David Cail, who lives near Woodstock Park.

“I would like to see more cameras in the neighborhood because I think that would stop a lot of crime,” he said.

News4Jax reached out to the city, which said there were no permitted events scheduled Tuesday evening at the park. The park also has a JSO officer living in a mobile home as part of a security partnership with city parks.

If you know anything about the shooting, you’re urged to call police at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).

This year, according to News4Jax records, 20 teenagers have been shot, five of them fatally.


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