JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – Audio from a surveillance camera shared by a News4JAX viewer on Wednesday captures what appears to be the sound of gunfire in the Oceanway neighborhood.
Several viewers called the newsroom, saying they were woken up by the sound of gunfire overnight along Deersong Drive. In eight seconds, we counted at least 14 shots in the video.
Regarding their safety, the owner who shared the video asked News4JAX not to show the footage captured by the camera.
Tonight we got this video capturing more gunshots in a Northside neighborhood, less than 24 hours after a car full of teenagers was doused with bullets, killing 1. Coming on @wjxt4– hearing about this latest violence that makes people in this region say that enough is enough pic.twitter.com/GLDSO3XuLq
— Renée Beninate (@reneebeninate) March 10, 2022
The resident who shared the video asked not to be identified. He said his home monitoring system captured him at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday. Later that evening, officers were seen outside a house on Deersong Drive.
Notably, the shots were heard in the same area as a week ago Jacksonville police say a 16-year-old was dropped off for help after he was shot in a parking lot at an address on Duval Station Road – not far from First Coast High School.
On Tuesday, a teenager was killed and four others were hospitalized in a shooting near the intersection of Duval Station and Starratt roads – also not far from the high school.
Following the violence in the neighborhood, the principal of First Coast High School announced that the school would be taking enhanced security measures “in the near future” as a precautionary measure.
In Tuesday’s shooting, family members identified the teenager who was killed as 17-year-old Kaleb Floyd. Robert Herring II, his uncle, told News4JAX that his nephew was a loving young man who had a “heart of gold”.
“Loved his sisters very much, loved his mother and father very much, and he was the kind of person who just wanted everyone to see what he really was, which was a handsome young man who had a great future,” Herring said.
The residents of the neighborhood want an end to the violence.
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“It makes me feel bad and embarrassed about the neighborhood we live in,” said Doel Antommarchi, who lives in the neighborhood.
News4JAX learned on Wednesday that a 14-year-old girl is facing charges after police say she brought a gun to First Coast High School on Tuesday. According to the arrest report, she was called to the principal’s office after school officials received a tip from another student that she had a gun.
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