2 shot in bathroom of Morton’s Steakhouse inside Hyatt hotel

Jacksonville police said one victim is fighting for their life

JSO investigating a shooting at the Hyatt in Downtown Jacksonville. (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said two people were shot Saturday night in the bathroom of Morton’s Steakhouse at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront on Coastline Drive.

It happened just after 10 p.m. Detectives add one victim was able to get away and was found on the ground at the intersection of Bay Street and Market Street.

Officers said both victims were taken to a hospital and were in surgery. One victim is fighting for their life while the other is in stable condition.

Detectives said there was a private party going on inside Morton’s. They do not know if those involved were with that party, guests at the hotel or customers at the restaurant.

A shelter-in-place order was issued by the hotel as standard protocol for the situation.

Investigators are searching through surveillance video to get a better picture of what happened. Detectives were working to find out if the shooter knew the victims.

JSO said a lot of the witnesses fled the scene after the shooting. They are asking for anyone who saw this happen to reach out to them and provide any photos or video.

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

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