Jacksonville woman killed, sister hurt in shooting

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5:05 p.m. update: Police are searching for murder suspect Chad Absher. Family members say he shot two sisters at a Jacksonville condo complex early Tuesday.

Original story: A Jacksonville woman is dead and her sister is in critical condition after they were shot at a condo early Tuesday morning.

Family of the two women tell Action News Jax that Ashlee Rucker was killed at Cedar Creek Condominiums on San Juan Avenue at approximately 2:15 a.m.

Her sister Lisa is in critical condition and being guarded by an officer at the hospital, family members say.

Family members say Lisa and Ashlee lived together. Their sister Jennifer Parang spoke with Action News Jax about the shooting.

"(The shooter) pulled out a gun and held it to my sister, Ashlee, pointed it at her," Parang said. "Our baby sister -- who is actually taller than all of us -- she got in the middle and she was shot in the mouth."

Parang says Ashlee was killed in front of her 8-year-old son. A bullet narrowly missed Lisa's spine and is lodged in her head, family members say.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is searching for murder suspect Chad Absher. Family tells us he is wanted in the shooting.

WANTED MURDER SUSPECT - PLEASE SHARE - COULD BE ANYWHERE Chad Absher is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who has any information in reference to the whereabouts of this murder suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

Posted by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 31, 2017