ORANGE PARK, Fla. – One person was killed and another was wounded Saturday in a double shooting at a Chevron gas station on Park Avenue, police said.
The shooting came one day after a double shooting that left one dead in Green Cove Springs.
Officers with the Orange Park Police Department responded Saturday afternoon to the reported shooting on Park Avenue.
Witnesses told News4JAX the shooting began as an argument and that a man fatally shot another man in self-defense.
The Orange Park Police Department in a tweet on Saturday night said that the shooter surrendered his weapon and is cooperating with police. No further charges have yet to be filed, police said.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement had teams on the scene to investigate. Orange Park Police says it utilizes FDLE to process all major crime scenes.
Police would only say one person died and the other was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They said they were interviewing someone about what happened.
A person who owns a nearby liquor store said he saw an argument and his friend went to break up the fight, so he stepped outside to make sure his friend was OK.
“I had customers in the store at the time otherwise I was going to try to go outside and break it up while I was tending to them we hear a pop and obviously was a gun shot,” the man said. “I look out and my buddy that owns a car detailing shop behind me was trying to break up a fight.”
The owner, who asked not to be named, said it was his friend who pulled the trigger, but that it was in self-defense.
“I was basically just walking back to my store and the gentleman lunged at me and tripped and then lunged at my friend, and he had the pistol, and he proceeded to defend himself -- and shot him twice,” the owner said.
Another person involved in the argument was also injured by the gunfire, the man said.
“It’s hard seeing someone shot 100 feet from you,” he said. “It’s not the way I expected today to go. It’s traumatic.”