Police say 16-year-old girl shot and killed inside home in New Town area

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed in the New Town area according to police.


The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has been working on this investigation since just after 11 a.m. on Friday.

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Within the last hour, crime scene investigators made their way into a home where the shooting is believed to have taken place. They were waiting on search warrants to get inside that home on West 2nd Street.

What JSO does know is that several people were inside the home when a 16-year-old was shot. Police said that the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to the residence to provide life-saving measures but the teen girl was pronounced dead.

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JSO released information that four people have been detained and they have been transported downtown to be interviewed.

There are still a lot of questions that are unanswered at this point in the investigation such as the circumstances for the shooting and the relationship of the people involved.

Police did say that this is an isolated incident and there is no additional threat to the community.

If you have any information on this shooting you are asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office by phone at 904-630-0500, or by email at atjsocrimetips@jaxsheriff.org or via Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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