JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was found shot and killed Sunday morning in the parking lot of a San Jose apartment complex, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
JSO said the man was found dead around 4:40 a.m. in the parking lot of King’s Trail Apartments on Old Kings Road after people living nearby said they heard two men arguing.
JSO said it is talking to residents at the complex and asking them to come forward with any information about what happened. Investigators said they are also looking to see if the complex has surveillance cameras that captured the shooting.
No arrests have been made, JSO said Sunday morning. Anyone with information is asked to contact JSO.
People who live in the apartments said no one should have to wake up to a crime scene.
“All of the gun violence and everything that is going on that we have been having lately, it just has to stop. Someone has to do something about it because people’s lives are at stake. People are afraid to be normal and go out and have a normal life,” said resident Tim Brown.
One woman who lives in the complex who did not want to be on camera said it happened right behind her apartment, leaving her cautious and scared.
“I didn’t hear anything and it was right behind me. Basically next-door. For me not to hear anything, that is kind of scary to be sleeping through something as tragic as that,” she said.
According to News4JAX records, it marks the 67th homicide in Duval County so far this year.
Jaqui has been living in the complex for almost four years and thinks a situation like this was only a matter of time.
“There is no security out here. The night lights that are supposed to be on along the side of the buildings are very, very dark,” Jaqui said. “Very concerned because there is nothing being done. It is like we are sitting targets. If they don’t do something, it is going to continue.”