• JSO: Teen shot, killed near Hilltop apartments

    By: Action News Jax

    Updated:

    There is a heavy police presence near the Hilltop apartments on West 45th Street in Jacksonville.

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed a teen was dead at the scene when officers arrived. 

    The Sheriff's Office said the teen is approximately 16-years-old. 

    The school in the area was briefly put on lockdown because of the shooting.

    This is the 6th child to be shot in Jacksonville this year.

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed the teen was dead at the scene when officers arrived.

    “I was shocked, like that it could happen right behind my house,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified. 

    That neighbor says he’s a single father, and watched the teen get shot from his window.

    “I saw the dude running off,” he continued, “and before he ran off he made sure he shot that man in the head.”

    Police have not identified the victim and the investigation is ongoing.

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