The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released a new photo of the suspect vehicle from the shooting mere blocks away from TIAA Bank Field.
6 people shot - New image obtained of suspect vehicle sought - Please RT— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) October 23, 2018
-900 blk of A Philip Randolph
-3 transported in critical condition
-Suspect shot from passenger side
-Victims were on the sidewalk
Call 904-630-0500 with info or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. pic.twitter.com/WzwMNScDQk
On Monday, Sheriff Williams sent out a statement addressing this past weekend's gun violence.
In the statement, the Sheriff said they are investigating the shooting that occurred on A. Philip Randolph Boulevard.
"I share the community’s frustration in the violence that is impacting our city," Williams said. He urges anyone with information on the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS.
The Sheriff explained in the statement how the Sheriff's Office plans to keep this upcoming weekend - the Georgia-Florida game - safe.
Over 600 officers will be in the area of the venue and surrounding neighborhoods on game day to ensure safety. The Sheriff added that there will be additional lighting in place, plus other special resources readily available for deployment if necessary.
The Sheriff stated, "We are all committed to ensuring that Jacksonville residents and visitors enjoy this annual celebration.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Six people were shot mere blocks away from where the Jacksonville Jaguars were playing against their AFC South rival, the Houston Texans, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.
Police responded to the scene on A. Philip Randolph Boulevard and Pippin Street at 12:35 p.m. Sunday.
JSO said shots were fired from out of a car at six people on the sidewalk. Police released a photo of the suspected vehicle involved. It is described as a gray or silver four-door vehicle.
Police believe there are at least two suspects still on the run.
Of the six people shot, five were reportedly transported by emergency vehicles and one person was transported in a private vehicle.
Police say three of the six people shot are in critical condition.
The ages of the victims range from 20s from 70s, police say, consisting of five men and one woman.
Fans walking to their cars on A. Phillip Randolph after the game found crime scene tape, officers and flashing lights.
“Oh my God,” said Jaguars fan Rebecca Clark. “I don't even know how to react.”
Some had parked inside JSO’s perimeter, and were escorted to their cars by police.
“I can't get to my car, which is selfish at this point in time, and I'm heartbroken for our city,” said Clark. “I'm absolutely heartbroken and I'm tired of it.”
Action News reached to the Jaguars for comment on Sunday's shootings and possible impact on the safety of fans.
We were told, “We have been instructed that this is a JSO matter..."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he reached out to Sheriff Mike Williams, offering any state resources Jacksonville may need.
Just spoke with @JSOPIO Sheriff Mike Williams about the shooting in Jacksonville. I offered any state resources they may need. Our law enforcement officers are working hard to keep people safe. Please continue to listen to their announcements and updates— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) October 21, 2018
Per @JSOPIO on APR shooting:— Ryan Nelson (@RyanANJax) October 21, 2018
- 6 adults shot, age ranging 20s-70s
- Possibly gang related
- Believe suspect(s) driving Grey/Silver Nissan Altima or Maxima
- Shots fired from passenger side outside laundromat
- #Jags fans with cars parked near scene will be escorted pic.twitter.com/GXjLCskXVo
At this time we believe the suspect was in a vehicle described as a grey/silver four door vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact #JSO at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. https://t.co/Z3STG9dJlC— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) October 21, 2018
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