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.
BREAKING UPDATE: #JSO says a 16-year-old boy was shot & killed. This is the 6th child shot in Jacksonville #Florida & the 5th to die as a result of being shot - so far this year. @ActionNewsJax @BrittneyVerner @WOKVNews https://t.co/T70dbFrS2i— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) February 25, 2019
This is what the scene looks and sounds like right now at the Hilltop apartments. There is a heavy police presence right now. Stay tuned to @ActionNewsJax to learn the latest. pic.twitter.com/zbiY5C1mwT
— Brittney Verner (@BrittneyVerner) February 25, 2019
#JSO is working a person shot in the 1600 block of W. 45th Street.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) February 25, 2019
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