Violent Weekend in Jacksonville, City Leaders respond

Violent weekend in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office made an arrest that involved the shooting death of a woman Friday where two children were in the home.  

Seven other shootings and one stabbing over the violent weekend are still being investigated.

Including a triple shooting at Richardson Road Park where three people were shot including a teen. 

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Another teen was shot while driving down MLK Parkway. 

There is no suspect information for either shooting. 

According to the latest numbers provided by JSO, violent crime in the City is up more than 5%.

JSO provided this statement:

“Sheriff Williams is aware of the multiple incidents that occurred over the weekend.  The patrol division will remain vigilant and visible in the community, and the investigative units will continue following up these incidents of violence.  Sheriff Williams has the utmost confidence that these incidents will be investigated to a point suspects are identified and taken off of our streets moving forward.”

The City responded with this statement:

“The public safety of our community remains my number one priority. the budget currently pending before the Jacksonville city council, like the past five years, reaffirms my commitment to investing in enforcement, prevention, and intervention. we must continue to invest in our children and neighborhoods.”

Mayor Lenny Curry says his budget gives more money to the Kids Hope Alliance and invests more than $220 million investment dollars into city infrastructure.  

The State Attorney’s Office promised a new body camera release policy two months ago, they are still working on finalizing those plans.