Tragic events unfolded on the Westside of Jacksonville as surveillance video documented a triple shooting near the intersection of San Juan Avenue and Jammes Road. The incident, occurring around 4 p.m., resulted in the death of 21-year-old Julian House, with two others sustaining injuries. The surveillance footage, shared by local business owners with News4JAX, captured the chilling moments before, during, and after the shooting, including the sound of loud gunshots.
In the video, one of the wounded men is seen holding his side, providing a harrowing glimpse into the aftermath of the violence. Witnesses, such as Curtis Sowell, who heard the shots from across the street, expressed a desensitization to random gunfire, reflecting the unfortunate reality of such incidents in the area.
Contrastingly, Roxie Windgawsen, the leasing manager for the plaza where the shooting occurred, conveyed her deep concern for tenants and expressed the shock of witnessing an incident of this magnitude in their “business bubble.” Having been at the location for over six years, Windgawsen found it unsettling and unusual for such violence to disrupt the normally quiet business environment.
As News4JAX reporters gathered video footage at the scene, they observed two individuals placing a teddy bear and flowers in the plaza as a poignant tribute to the victim. Windgawsen, grappling with the tragedy, expressed empathy for the parents and questioned the necessity of resorting to lethal violence over perceived conflicts.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) has called for information related to the shooting, urging anyone with details to contact them at 904-630-0500 or reach out to Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. The community is left to grapple with the impact of this senseless act, emphasizing the need for collective efforts to address and prevent such violence.