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10 spent shell casings recovered at drive-by

10:18 AM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Neighbors in a Westside neighborhood woke up to gunfire early Sunday morning.

A home in the 7800 block of Settlers Landing Trail was hit with at least five bullets, according to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

There were two bullet holes through the front window in the kitchen, which went into the refrigerator, the report detailed. Additionally, two more bullets went through a wall above a window and into the living room. There was also a bullet hole in the garage door, which traveled through the homeowner's bedroom and into her bathroom.

Gunshots rang out around 2:45 a.m., the report says, but witnesses told police the homeowner was not home at the time of the shooting. The homeowner's 26-year-old son, Kenneth Levon Jackson, claimed he was out until 3 a.m., arriving shortly after the damage was done.

Jackson cleaned up the damage to his mother's home while she was at work, the report detailed.

When JSO arrived, officers noted the bullet holes peppering the home and found 10 shell casings in the street in front of the house. JSO also made note of the glass and fragments in the trash from Jackson's clean-up job.

According to the report, "every neighbor stated that the house has a lot of car and foot traffic to it every day."

A neighbor who spoke with First Coast News under the condition of anonymity described Settler's Landing as, "extremely quiet," and said, "the entire neighborhood knows the activity of the house."

Another neighbor told First Coast News, "there are commonly males who will sit in the garage or on a bench out front. Various cars will drive up to the end of the drive way, they [males] will go to the windows then the cars will leave."

Jackson has an extensive criminal history including arrests for simple assault, disorderly intoxication, petit theft, burglary and five arrests related to drugs.

An investigation is ongoing and at this point there are no suspects.

"Their neighbors are a very nice man and his wife, and a family with a little girl who should not have to live in fear of whether or when this could occur again," a neighbor said.

Anyone who has any information about this case is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

First Coast News

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