Child shot, man killed during youth football game; Jacksonville mayor says violence ‘will not be tolerated’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 7-year-old was shot and a man was killed during a youth football game in Arlington on Sunday night.

Police were called to a reported shooting in the 6000 block of Macy Avenue, which is off Cesery Boulevard and north of the Arlington Expressway.

Upon arrival, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office found one man and a seven-year-old child with gunshot wounds received during a youth football game.

Both victims were taken to the hospital and the man was pronounced dead. The child is in non-life threatening condition.

At this time the suspect is unknown.

This is the fourth shooting in the Arlington area since Saturday morning. To read about the previous shootings click the links below.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry released the following statement on the weekend violence:

“The senseless violence that occurred in Jacksonville this weekend will not be tolerated. To the victims and their families, I extend my deepest sympathy. To the 7-year-old child shot at the Arlington Athletic Association, my family and I are praying for your full recovery. As a father and former coach of youth athletes, this senseless act of violence is particularly distressing. Since taking office six years ago, I’ve ensured that my annual budgets provide the resources necessary for Sheriff Williams and JSO to protect and serve our City. While we are seeing progress with the crime fighting programs and tools we’ve implemented, we must remain steadfast in our commitment to make Jacksonville a safer community for all citizens.”

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