JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two young adults were found dead after a shooting Wednesday morning in Arlington, according to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigators.
The double shooting was reported around 6:30 a.m. at The Square at 59 Caroline Apartments, an apartment complex on Fort Caroline Road in the University Park area.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chris Stephens said other people were inside the apartment unit when the men were shot and one of them called 911.
Stephens said witnesses described the vehicle the suspected shooter drove away in, which belonged to someone inside the apartment, and officers were able to track it using the vehicle’s GPS.
Officers spotted the vehicle on Broward Road -- which is about 20 minutes from the Arlington apartment complex -- and the driver turned onto Lem Turner Road. When the officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver pulled into a nearby apartment complex, jumped out of the vehicle and ran off into a wooded area, Stephens said.
He was tracked by K-9 Jax, a 5-year-old Dutch Shepherd, and was taken into custody after being bitten by Jax. The man was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, Stephens said.
Stephens said the vehicle was towed from the Lem Turner scene and that weapons were found inside it.
The motive for the shooting is unclear but it’s early in the investigation, Stephens said.
He said they were interviewing the suspected shooter and the other people who were inside the apartment at the time.