JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville police have yet to make an arrest in the weekend shooting that left one teenage girl dead and another wounded.
People in Jacksonville have started a makeshift memorial outside of the home where 13-year-old girl Jazmine Shelton was fatally shot. Her 14-year-old friend Megan Simmons was wounded.
Officials at UF Health Jacksonville said Monday that Simmons was never listed in their patient records, though police said she was taken there. Three adults in the home were unharmed, police said.
The shooting happened at Shelton's home.
Police believe the shooting was targeted, although they are not releasing the reason at this time.
The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/19qnKF1) reports that police visited the Shelton home 29 times since September 2010.
Shelton's mother says she woke up to the sound of gunshots that shattered her windows and left dozens of bullet holes in the side of her home. She then discovered her daughter's lifeless body on the floor.
"The light was still on in the kitchen and I ran in there to see what was going on because of all the bullets that I heard; and my daughter was lying in front of the door," said Pancy Shelton, the girl's mother. She spoke to radio station WOKV.
Her daughter was nine days away from starting the sixth grade at Lake Shore Middle School. Shelton says she had looked forward to starting a new school all summer.
"She was fun, loving, easy-going, energetic, likes to laugh, full of life and it was taken away this morning," said Shelton.
Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford is asking the public to help find the person - or people - responsible for the shooting.
"They know what happened and they know why it happened, and they need to start calling us," he said.
Police records released Monday afternoon show 14 of the calls to the Shelton home were for disputes, followed by four domestic, two animal incidents, two fights, a suicide and a missing person. The others were two unverified 911 calls and one each for assault, investigation and follow-up.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com
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