City, state leaders seek answers after surge of shootings in Arlington
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a string of shootings in Arlington -- eight people shot in the last six days -- has city leaders speaking out on the gun violence. One was behind businesses at a strip mall, a father and son on a youth football field and one just off Arlington Expressway. There is concern growth of Jacksonville University and businesses along University Boulevard is being overshadowed by a threat of violence. “From the state side, it’s obvious that we need more prevention and intervention dollars coming from the state of Florida,” said Rep. Tracie Davis, D-Jacksonville. This is personal for us, but tragedies like this are happening throughout the state of Florida every day.
Police: 2 masked men seen running off after deadly shooting in Hidden Hills
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two masked men were seen running from the scene of a deadly shooting Wednesday afternoon in the Hidden Hills neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Officers were called about 4:30 p.m. to gunfire on McCormick Road near Dunes Way Drive, by Ed Austin Regional Park. Steve Rudlaff, with the Sheriff's Office, said witnesses told police that two masked men, at least one of whom was armed, ran off after the shooting. The westbound lanes of McCormick Road were shut down about 5 p.m. for a couple of hours. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.