Crime

3 Adults Dead; 1 Child Hurt in Prince St. Shooting

3 Adults Dead; 1 Child Hurt in Prince St. Shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Three adults are dead and a child injured during a shooting this afternoon in the 1300 block of Prince Street.

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The victims were not identified, but according to Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, two men and a woman are dead. An 18-month-old is in critical condition and was taken to Shands.

Rutherford said that police are looking for a connection between a Sunday shooting where 11 people were shot and today's incident. He urged those with information about the shooting to come forward.

Mother at Sunday Night Shooting Reacts to Tuesday's Violence

Mother at Sunday Night Shooting Reacts to Tuesday's Violence

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Lisa Burney was one of more than a hundred people at a party on Spruce Street Sunday night when at least two gunmen opened fire on the crowd.

"Completely chaos. Everyone was just trying to get to safey," said Lisa Burney.

She says hundreds of people scattered when shots rang out Sunday night, after hours of relative calm at a family birthday party.

"Around 8:45 I checked my phone. Everything had been going good from 4 til that time, and then out of nowhere gunshots fired," she said.

When people fled the scene, it wasn't just the people who were shot that got injured.

"My daughter was hit by a car. We don't know who owns the car or whatever. People were trying to run, get out of the way," she said.

Burney tried to comfort the victims on Sunday, including her niece, who was shot in the stomach. Her unborn child was killed in the crossfire.

Homicide Investigators Respond to Norfolk Blvd.

Homicide Investigators Respond to Norfolk Blvd.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting in Northwest Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Sheriff Officers responded to the Pick & Pay in the 9300 block of Norfolk Blvd Thursday morning.

Officials tell First Coast News one man was shot and taken to the hospital. No suspects are in custody.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers a 1 (866) 845 TIPS.

Alleged Snack Cake Snatcher Caught

Alleged Snack Cake Snatcher Caught

An 18-year-old has been arrested for allegedly attempting to shoplift snack cakes yesterday from Happy Jacks on North Myrtle Avenue.

Hookah Bar Sued for Serving Minor Involved in Fatal Accident

Hookah Bar Sued for Serving Minor Involved in Fatal Accident

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ali Baba, a Jacksonville hookah bar, is being sued for serving an underage drinker who was involved in fatal car accident.

The crash happened just after midnight November 14, 2010.  Maida Sy, 19, had a 12:30 a.m. curfew.  Maida was on her way home and only minutes away when her car was hit, and she was killed.

Police arrested 20-year-old Robert Tofson.  He is charged with DUI and vehicular homicide.   

"Somebody knock(ed) on our door at four o'clock in the morning and the horrible thing is it's the policeman," said Nida Sy, Maida's mother.

Sy said her daughter was her best friend.  She said the 2010 Sandalwood High School graduate had big plans for her life.  She was studying to be a pharmacist.

Identity Theft Delays IRS Tax Refund

Identity Theft Delays IRS Tax Refund

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Carole Conrique is a homemaker, mother of eight and the family bookkeeper. She says the 2011 income tax season left them facing a crisis.

"Our savings is depleted. We rely on this every year to take us to the next year," said Conrique.

Conrique said this year their income tax refund is delayed because of possible identity theft.

No errors, but on April 15 their tax return was rejected.

According to IRS documents, in January someone in Dallas, Texas, filed another tax return using her husband's social security number.

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Conrique was instructed to file a police report, which she did, and to file an identity theft affidavit with the IRS, which she did. The agencies are investigating.