JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five people were shot, one fatally, in two separate shootings early Sunday morning in Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Just before 12:50 a.m., according to JSO, police were dispatched to a shooting at James Weldon Johnson Park on West Monroe Street in downtown Jacksonville. Officers said a teenage boy was shot and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department transported him to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers said they were later notified of a man who walked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound that also stemmed from this incident.
While securing the scene, according to police, it was discovered that City Hall was struck by gunfire, but there were no injuries reported inside the building
There was another shooting around 12:30 a.m. near James Weldon Johnson Park. A teenager and a man were shot, both having non life-threatening injuries. During that shooting the City Hall municipal building was damaged. This picture shows two bullet holes in a window. pic.twitter.com/wl4832kdX0— Aaron Farrar (@aaronfarrarNews) August 1, 2021
The Sheriff’s Office said another shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. outside a nightclub on Southside Boulevard at Patton Road, just north of Beach Boulevard. Police said three men in their 20s were shot, one of whom died. Police said the other two men were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened outside the nightclub as it was closing and at least one man was seen running away from the scene.
Police said there was a large crowd at the scene and they’ve spoken with several witnesses as they work to find out what led up to the shooting.
JSO says investigators are still trying to figure out what led up to the shooting. There was a large crowd in that area and they have spoken to several witnesses already. No one has been arrested but police say they believe at least one man was seen running away from the scene.— Aaron Farrar (@aaronfarrarNews) August 1, 2021
No suspect was identified or in custody immediately after either shooting.
Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to contact JSO by calling 904-630-0500 or emailing email@example.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).