JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 37-year-old woman was shot and killed in Jacksonville's Highlands neighborhood late Thursday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Officers found Jennifer Embree and a man who police have not identified shot inside a home on East Pines Estates Road at 11:30 p.m. Embree was dead. The man was shot several times.
Neighbors told News4Jax the man ran to a neighbor’s house to get help before he was taken to UF Health Jacksonville, where he was reported to be in critical condition.
"I was seeing if it was somebody's house on fire. Then I heard a little screaming, and that's what made me get up," said Denese Ellison who lives in the neighborhood. "I told my husband when I was coming around the corner, I said, 'I just got this knot in my stomach. It's those neighbors that moved in that little house down there.'"
Investigators said several people were inside the house when the shooting happened. A neighbor said they had seen two or three young kids at the home.
Residents of the area said they where shaken by the violence nearby.
"It scared me," neighbor Paula Barlow said. "This has been a good neighborhood to raise children and everything. And now, it is like the crack and the pot and everything that’s in this neighborhood now. It’s bad."
Officers said they have surveillance video of a possible getaway vehicle, but they have not released details.
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