Jacksonville Sheriff's Office continues to gather evidence at Missouri Ave home where teenage girls were shot

8:26 AM, Aug 12, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officers continue to canvas the Missouri Avenue area where a home was shot up early Saturday morning.

Detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Crime Scene Investigators continued comb through and collect evidence Sunday at the Missouri Avenue mobile home.

The shooting resulted in the death of 13-year-old Jazmine Shelton and critically injured 14-year-old Megan Simmons.

Police arrived at the home Saturday morning at 4:44 a.m. after reports of multiple gunshots were heard. They found Shelton deceased and Simmons was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

A makeshift memorial with stuffed animals, candles and posters with messages continues to grow beside a large tree just outside the police tape.

Neighbors reported hearing numerous gunshots that woke them early in the morning. 

The home at 5221 Missouri Avenue is still surrounded by police tape and three patrol officers are securing the area. 

Four detectives were seen going in and out of the mobile home at various times during the morning, while two crime scene vans were parked outside. 

Technicians were seen going in and out of the mobile home with evidence in bags and boxes.

Several bullet holes were visible in the home just to the right of the front door and under the window. First Coast News has learned that police counted 27 bullet holes in the trailer. 

Bullet holes visible to First Coast News all appeared labeled by police.

Police say they are expected to be continuing their investigation on Missouri Avenue all day Sunday.

Anyone who has any information about this case is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

First Coast News

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