JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is piecing together what led up to a triple shooting that left one person dead and two others hurt in Brentwood on Saturday night.
It happened on Brentwood Avenue near Golfair Boulevard. Police lights and tape covered the area after three people were shot just before 9:30 p.m. JSO said one of them was found dead in the street on Brentwood Ave.
The two others were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The start of 2022 is concerning for News4JAX crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson.
“Hopefully this is not a trend for the rest of the year,” Jefferson said.
News4JAX records show that in the first 16 days of the new year, there have been almost 10 homicides.
Jacksonville saw a promising trend in 2021 when homicides dropped by 28%.
One part of Brentwood Avenue was closed down for more than six hours Saturday night as officers and investigators were starting the process of figuring out what happened during the triple shooting. Several blocks along Golfair Boulevard were also closed down before opening back up around 4 a.m.
JSO officers and detectives are now looking for clues but don’t know who is responsible.
“Someone knows what happened. Someone knows somebody that was involved with that and it’s up to them to come forward,” Jefferson said.
Police need the community’s help.
“That’s making your community better and safer for you, your kids and your children’s kids,” he added.
Anyone with information is urged to call JSO at (630-0500) or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. You can also provide information online at firstname.lastname@example.org.