Woman shot multiple times in St. Augustine neighborhood, deputies say

One woman was found shot in a home on Rosella Court in St. Augustine. More details will be presented soon as this is a developing story.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – An older woman was shot Tuesday morning in the Moultrie area south of St. Augustine.

People in the neighborhood of Rosella Court were shocked. Neighbors who spoke to News4JAX said stuff like that doesn’t happen in their area.

“It’s disturbing, but at the same time we can’t run from the neighborhood,” said one neighbor, who asked not to be named.

A heavy law enforcement presence could be seen on Rosella Court with K-9 deputies and helicopters searching for a suspect Tuesday morning.

Deputies confirmed a woman was shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They called it an “isolated incident.”

Deputies are still looking for the person responsible.

Multiple sources told News4JAX the woman was taken to the hospital by helicopter. Her condition is unknown but is expected to be serious.

It’s unconfirmed if the woman was specifically targeted.

Deputies went door to door asking anyone if they know what happened.

Some people were shaken up.

“I’ve been here about eight years or so and we’ve never had anything like this,” said one neighbor named Ray.

A partially written word was seen spray-painted on the garage door of the home where the woman was shot, but it’s unclear what the word said, as it was blocked by a car in the driveway. A spokesperson declined to comment further on the spray-painted word or its connection to the shooting, but investigators were seen photographing it.


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