10 People Shot, 4 Killed in Jacksonville Over the Weekend
The Memorial Day Weekend was marred by violence in Jacksonville. 14 people were shot, 4 of those died in 9 separate incidents of violence during the 3-day span.
Several of the shootings occurred at apartment complexes in the area. Todd Michaels of The Haggard Law Firm, which represents several victims of previous violence at the Eureka Gardens Apartments (click for more details), says many of the weekend shootings are a result of irresponsible property ownership.
Michaels says, “the violence which pervaded Jacksonville over Memorial Day weekend is, in large part, an extension of a repetitive failure that we have seen all too often. The owners and operators of private complexes continue to fail to adequately assess the crime and security needs of their properties, and allow them to become havens for violent crime and other illegal activities. Until these private businesses start taking security seriously and do their part, we will continue to see this spike in violent crime.”
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