JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE 8:09 a.m.- JSO said Hendricks Avenue is back open.
Two women were shot dead while waiting for a train to cross in San Marco Wednesday morning near Hendricks Avenue. Police say they found one woman dead in the drivers seat of an SUV, and the other on the sidewalk.
According to detectives, at around 1:40 a.m., officers responded to calls of a car versus train crash. Upon arrival, they found an unidentified woman between the ages of 25 and 30 shot multiple times inside an SUV. They also found another woman between the ages of 50 and 55 outside the car with multiple gunshot wounds.
The younger woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police believe at least one of the women was stopped at the train crossing in the SUV when she was shot, and then she crashed into the side of the train.
JSO said some businesses around the scene have cameras pointing at the street where the shooting occurred, so detectives are currently working to get that surveillance footage. Detectives also found shell casings at the scene.
It’s currently unclear if the women were victims of a drive-by shooting or if the suspect was on foot.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call JSO at 904-650-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
Action News Jax will continue to follow the story and update you as events unfold.
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