Jacksonville Mayor calls for end to senseless violence following death of 7-year-old

Jacksonville, FL — Hours after a 7-year-old boy died from injuries in a shooting in the Durkeeville area, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry called for the community to come together and stop senseless violence.

Curry sent a series of tweets before sunrise, saying we have to break through to these young people, intimating that the suspect was young.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has not released a description of the suspect.  Detectives say a dark-colored SUV pulled up to a home on Mt. Herman Street after dark on Sunday night and someone inside started shooting.

7-year-old Tayshawn Gallon died from his injuries at the hospital.  A 23-year-old man who was also in the front yard of the home had non-life threatening injuries.

This is the fourth child-involved shooting in the past two weeks, according to JSO.

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