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Media address held for two Missouri Avenue teens shot

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Updated: 8/16/2013 7:26 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There will be a media address today in reference to the shooting deaths of two local teens.

The Justice Coalition, JSO and family members will address the media today at 11 a.m..

We will have a crew there and bring you the latest updates.

A representative from Jacksonville's Justice Coalition said 14-year-old Megan Simmons passed away Wednesday night. Police report she was shot at a friend's home Saturday. Her friend, 13-year-old Jazmine Shelton, died that day.

JSO reports Simmons was declared dead at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday by the Medical Examiner's office. She had been in the hospital in critical condition since the shooting.

Police have not announced any suspects in the case.

Call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS if you have any information for police. You could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.


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wishmistress - 8/15/2013 2:51 PM
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This is so heartbreaking! To the ones who are reading this and KNOW WHO DID THIS or ANY INFORMATION, stop and think the next time you hear your little ones laughing and playing in the next room. When your babies are innocently giggling and having fun, these little girls are passed. YOU KNOW.

CaptA60 - 8/15/2013 12:14 PM
3 Votes
Just another coward hiding in a passing car and shoot innocent people or maybe another punk with a gun: My prayers go out to the families, and I pray God will put so much on the person who did this he will be glad to turn himself in: To all the cuts JSO gets has cut done on the police we need on the streets

Realchange - 8/15/2013 12:03 PM
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Condolences to the family. Takes a real coward to kill 2 young girls. Wonder if it is hate crime related.
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