3-year-old, 2 adults fatally shot in dispute during sale of dog, Florida officials say

Two adults and a 3-year-old were shot and killed after an argument turned violent at a Florida apartment complex, investigators say.

Deputies with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a shooting at an apartment complex on Jacksonville’s south side at about 10 p.m. Sept 23, Assistant Chief J.D. Stronko said at a news briefing posted on Facebook.

Deputies found four people shot, Stronko said, and three ultimately died, including a toddler.

The victims have not been publicly identified.

Investigators were told a group of five traveled to the complex in order to sell a dog, according to Stronko. At some point, an argument broke out in a breezeway and four members of the group were shot.

Witnesses said two unknown men left the scene, got into a sedan and drove away, Stronko said.

An investigation is underway, Stronko said, and anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 904-630-0500.

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