JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Sheriff John Rutherford held a rare Saturday morning news briefing on a deadly shooting that occurred overnight in Northwest Jacksonville that left one teenager dead and a second clinging to life.
Police say Jazmine Shelton, 13, and Meagan Simmons,14, were at home in the 5200 block of Missouri Avenue when shots rang out around 4:45 a.m.
Both teenagers were hit by the bullets, according to Rutherford.
Shelton was pronounced dead at the scene and Simmons was transported to UF Health Jacksonville in critical condition.
Rutherford says that Saturday morning's shooting reminds him of the 2006 murder of 8-year-old DreShawna Davis – a murder that struck Jacksonville city leaders to the core.[Suspects in DreShawna Davis case face judge]
Police have yet to release detailed information on the suspects but do say the teenagers were not the victims of a random act of violence.
Detectives are seeking the city's help on the shooting and are urging residents need to step up and tell them what happened.
Call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS if you have any information. You will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.
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