JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It’s been a dangerous weekend in Jacksonville after four shootings, two deadly.
“It’s just dangerous,” Geneva Jones exclaimed.
Jones was on her way to fill up her car with gas when she was met with crime scene tape blocking off King Street.
It’s a scene she says she sees far too often.
“Every week it goes, on two or three killings in this area and so I wasn’t shocked to see what was going on.”
JSO says at around 3 p.m. Sunday, a male was shot and killed outside the Sunoco gas station on King Street.
Right now, there’s no motive and no suspect in custody. JSO says they’re looking for a 6 foot black male with short dreads wearing a bright blue/teal shirt.
This is the fourth shooting in the last two days and the second deadly. A double shooting at Thomas Chase Apartments on Sunbeam Road left one man dead and another woman hurt.
This is why police say they’re on high alert.
Sgt. Doug Molina says, “I can say there are a lot of police officers out here in the streets and we’re always out here patrolling, responding to incidents and stuff. Unfortunately, there have been some incidents and right now we’re proactively investigating and also reaching out to the community.”
In September, Jacksonville City Council approved an extra $30 million in funding for JSO to help fight crime, giving them a total of $439 million.
Police are also using real time crime cameras as tools to catch criminals in the act. JSO says these cameras have picked up 450 shootings since the start of the year.
Jones says the crime has got to stop.
“I see killing, just like I said, three or four times a week, and it’s just sad.”
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