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Four shot and killed inside Randolph Street home

10:49 PM, Nov 8, 2013   |    comments
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UPDATE 11/12/13: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the age of one of the victims, Derek L. Williams, is 28 not 25 as previously released.  

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a quadruple homicide on the Westside.

A neighbor in the 1100 block of Randolph Street called 911 after hearing what they said were gunshots around 10:50 p.m. Thursday.

Officers were dispatched, and upon their arrival they found four people with gunshot wounds inside the home. The home is one block off of Cassat Avenue in the Murray Hill area.

Three of the victims were pronounced dead on scene; two men and a woman.

Another female victim was taken to an area hospital with gunshot wounds, but later died. The female victims have been identified by family as 21-year-old Keshell Brown and her 22-year-old sister Keyanna Brown. The girls shared a birthday of June 11 and today died on the same day.

The two male victims were identified by JSO as 27-year-old Gontrell M. Hagans and 25-year-old Derek L. Williams. JSO also confirmed Keshell Brown and Keyanna Brown were the two female victims.

Police also have not said what happened inside the home that might have led up to the shootings.

"The specific details reference the investigation. Because it is a homicide investigation, we're not going to get into those specific details at this time about what exactly occurred inside that residence. We just want someone to step forward," said JSO Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda.

Bujeda added that police do not have any suspect information at this time, so they're encouraging people to come forward if they know something.

"We want any witnesses, anyone who may have heard someone talk about something, that they were going to do something, please contact police. We have an individual or individuals at large who have shot and killed four people," Bujeda said.

A large number of friends and family members showed up to the scene early Friday morning.

Many were visibly upset and consoling each other. Police at one point had to shut down Kingsbury at Cassat to limit the number of spectators.

Two women who live in the area told First Coast News their hearts are breaking for the victims' loved ones.

"It's really sad to know what's going on, you know what I'm saying? This ain't no loud neighborhood, you know what I'm saying? Not like the neighborhood. It's very quiet, so just to know somebody done killed four people, it's kind of sad," said Katina Shelly.

Patricia Polite said, "I don't even know them. I don't know the family, but it's sad. It's sad."

Anyone who has any information about the shooting is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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