A 22-year-old woman was killed and a man was hospitalized after a double shooting Tuesday night at the Northside Amazon Shipping Center in Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Police said this was the second multiple shooting at the Amazon Center on Pecan Park Road this year
Police said several policemen as well as fire and rescue vehicles were at the station after the shooting, which was reported around 7:25 PM. Police said that the officers broke into the building immediately and found two people with gunshot wounds. The woman’s death was announced at the scene, as the man was taken to hospital.
Police did not specify whether the shooting was a suicide, saying it was too early to know. The investigators also did not release the victim who shot or how the weapon entered the facility when the officers overran the facility.
These are things that we will be looking at as part of our investigation, ”said Lieutenant JD Stronko, adding that it was a“ huge facility ”and the investigators were questioning people as quickly as possible.
Strunko said the man and the woman appear to be employees of Amazon, and early indications are that they were in a relationship.
“It doesn’t seem like this is any kind of active shooting incident. It doesn’t seem like this is any kind of violence in the workplace,” Strunko said. “As expected in a facility of this size and operation, there were many witnesses to this incident.”
Amazon officials said the building was immediately evacuated when the shooting started.
“This is a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone affected by this incident. We are working closely with the sheriff during the investigation,” said spokeswoman Lisa Lewandowski.
Police said a weapon was found at the scene, while the condition of the wounded man was not known. Fire officials said they took a victim around 7:45 p.m.
Amazon’s fulfillment center was previously a scene of violence three months ago when a 20-year-old man was applying for a job was killed and two others injured in what Sheriff Jacksonville’s office described as an ambush. No arrests or motives were reported in this case.