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Relative: Father killed in deadly double shooting, third shooting in Jacksonville on Saturday
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Relative: Father killed in deadly double shooting, third shooting in Jacksonville on Saturday

Relative: Father killed in deadly double shooting, third shooting in Jacksonville on Saturday

Relative: Father killed in deadly double shooting, third shooting in Jacksonville on Saturday

UPDATE: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has identified the dead victim as 19-year-old Ziykye Barnhill.

Original: At 4:53 p.m., the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. responded to the 700 block of Matthew Street in reference to a person shot. 

Police say one was pronounced dead on scene, while the other was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Action News Jax spoke to a woman who says her cousin is the mother of the fatal shooting victim’s child.

She tells Action News Jax reporter Ryan Nelson the man killed on Matthew Street today was getting a haircut at someone’s house. The man who cuts hair there does so in a place known in the neighborhood as ‘the barber shop.’

She asked her identity not to be revealed for her protection.

“At a barber shop, in front of your family,” she said. Now she has to have childcare. She doesn’t have that anymore. She says the man and her cousin had one young son together and were expecting another.

“She has young kings growing up in this world,” she said. “And childcare is going to be needed to make their lives successful and to prevent something like from happening to them. This is just such senseless… It’s ridiculous. Like when is it gonna’ stop? Like seriously, we’re killing each other, for what?”

Three people were killed in three separate shootings on Saturday in Jacksonville.

One victim injured in the Matthew Street shooting is expected to survive. Police do not believe the shootings are related at this time.

According to JSO, two men were found suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and one was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

This is Saturday's third shooting:

READ: Woman killed in second deadly shooting in Jacksonville neighborhood in weeks

READ:  One dead in Moncrief drive-by shooting, JSO says

 


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