3 dead, including 3-year-old, in shooting at a Southside apartment complex, police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — What started with the sale of a dog ended in gunfire Saturday night at an apartment complex on A.C. Skinner Parkway.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, five people came to the complex around 10 p.m. to either buy or sell a dog. One eyewitness reported seeing the dog in the back of a black Toyota.

At some point, there was a dispute, and four of the five people were shot. Officers say the youngest victim was a 3-year-old girl.

JSO reported that three people, including the child, were killed due to the shooting.

After the shooting, police say two men were seen leaving the area in a black sedan. No suspects have been identified at this time.

Ola Senegal, a neighbor in the apartment complex told Action News Jax “It can happen right next to you, don’t expect that it can’t happen down the street from you. You think you live in a nice area, but it can come to you as well.”

Action News Jax is working to learn more about the victims and suspects in this crime. Check back here for updates.

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