Woman critical after 30 shots fired into home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is working to find out what led someone to unload more than 30 shots into a Northside home Sunday morning, critically wounding a woman inside and injuring a dog tied up outside the home.

The victim, identified by police as Kharlota Hunter, and a man were inside a home in the 6600 block of Cartier Circle about 7:30 a.m. when someone outside opened fire on the residence, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Hunter, 43, was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with critical injuries, but she's expected to survive, said Sgt. Dan Janson. Janson said a dog outside the home was hit by at least two stray rounds.

Investigators have not determined a motive or any persons of interest in the case, but they do suspect at least one rifle was used based on evidence at the scene. At least 30 shots were fired, police said.

"It does appear a long rifle was used," Janson said.

At last check, police were still canvassing the scene for evidence and witnesses. Right now, investigators are questioning a man found inside the home.


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