DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. – A fight on Sunday morning on Northside ended with one man being shot dead and two others stabbed.
The bizarre situation happened on Trout River Boulevard.
Evidence markers were scattered along the road Sunday morning after the fatal shooting that happened around 4 a.m
Sgt. Mike Russell with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said there was a fight in the street.
A man in his late 30s was shot and taken to hospital where he died.
Another man in his late 30s was stabbed several times and taken to hospital where he is expected to survive.
About 15 minutes later, Russell said a teenager walked into a hospital to be treated for stab wounds from that scene. He is expected to be fine.
Eric Elin heard life a few houses down and heard the shots.
I heard the sound of maybe three or four very loud, very close shots, and it woke me up from a dead sleep, Elin said.
Meanwhile, Connie Miller, who didn’t want to show her face on camera, rushed to this area because her sister lives down the street.
Miller said she watched a live report of the situation and was concerned for the family’s safety.
“It was just fear. Just total fear,” she said. “I jumped in the car and drove here only to find it was further down the street, which was a relief. But I feel sorry for whoever was involved.”
The scene was still active around 10 a.m. There were still many police officers and investigators working at the scene. One thing that also happened around the same time as the shooting and the double stabbing was a house party going on right up the street. Investigators are working to talk to some of the people who were at the party to see if the three people involved in this situation were there. If not, they want to see if anyone at that party saw what happened, they can help with this investigation.
No one has been arrested by midday on Sunday.
Russell said this is a complex case and there is a lot to sort through.
– We do not believe that the person who did the shooting was the same person as the stabbing. But we are not sure if any of the people we have as victims were involved in this incident, he said.
Those familiar with the area said the incident is rare.
“This has been a very close-knit and a very quiet area,” Miller said. – I hope that we can get back to it. I hope that this is an isolated incident.”
– I would say that I am surprised. I’m not really surprised just because crime seems to be getting worse and shootings seem to be more common,” Elin said.
Police are asking people to call JSO or Crimestoppers with any information they have that could help them solve this case.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is also investigating a shooting on the Westside.
Police found a man shot in the stomach on Collins Road.
He was taken to hospital and is expected to recover.
At this time, there are no leads, JSO said.
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