JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pregnant woman is in the hospital after she was shot outside her home on Woodbine Street near Andrew Jackson High School.
Jacksonville police said they were called to the home through a ShotSpotter notification just after 11:45 Monday night.
When they arrived, they found a pregnant woman in her mid-30s suffering from at least one gunshot to her abdomen. Police said she is in life-threatening condition.
Investigators spent several hours collecting evidence with more than a dozen evidence markers visible, mostly in front of a car parked in front of the house. As the sun came up, what appeared to be bullet holes could be seen in the house.
Several people witnessed the shooting, including the victim’s 3 young children, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
“The witnesses roles are very key because they can provide a detailed description, possibly what happened, what led up to the shooting, an identity of the person, a description of the possible vehicle the person may have had, anyone else that may have been there on the scene, so these witnesses are key so even though they are related to the victim, getting a positive identification on the shooter is going to be vital,” said News4Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson.
No further information on the shooting or a possible suspect was provided by the police.
Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact the Sheriff’s office at 904-630-0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 866-845-TIPS.