Jacksonville Police believe last night’s shots fired incident is connected to the murder that took place in the city a few weeks ago.
According to a press release from the JPD, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Church and Douglas at around 7:45 last night. Police discovered the shots came from the 300 block of North Fayette and located several impact sites on a residence.
A gun had apparently also been fired into a vehicle parked in the area, causing a window to shatter. Shell casings were also located in the roadway. Six shots were reportedly fired.
Jacksonville Deputy Chief of Police Tim Shea confirmed that the shooting took place at the same location as the October 24th homicide of 24-year-old Marcus Jackson.
“We tend to believe there is a connection,” says Shea.
“The victims in this case last night had some association with the homicide. I don’t mean guilty wise or that they did it, I’m saying they were around and in the proximity when they did it.”
Shea noted that most of the information from this incident is still very unclear.
“We have not identified anyone as a shooter, however there were people in the house,” says Shea.
At this time, officers haven’t made any arrests and it is unclear if someone was being targeted by the shots fired.
Shea says that the public can have a big impact on solving the recent run of shootings in Jacksonville.
“We’re working this morning as hard as we possibly can and we certainly need help from the public from someone who may have seen something,” says Shea.
“We need that information and if we put that together with what we found out, hopefully we can put an end to this nonsense.”
Anyone with information regarding the shots fired should contact the Jacksonville Police Department at 479-4630 or Crimestoppers at 243-7300.