JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The shooter behind Sunday night's double-murder is still on the loose and the deadly shooting had rumors flying that the incident is a race-related retaliation shooting over the George Zimmerman verdict.
JSO said those rumors are not true.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the incident took place around 8:45 p.m. at the 7000 block of Normandy Blvd.
Two brothers 24-year-old Andrew Austin Bohannon and 19-year-old Matthew Ryan Bohannon, both in the same car, were approached by another car carrying multiple occupants.
The car with multiple occupants fired shots into the car carrying the two men.
One victim was pronounced dead on the scene and the other victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Now rumors have spread that the deadly shooting is in retaliation to a bumper sticker placed on the Bohannon's truck that said "Free Zimmerman".
Several of our viewers commenting on our Facebook page about the controversial theory: Christina Lemire wrote, "Definitely had to do with the Zimmerman case"
Kimberely Martin Faqua wrote: "Nice way to try to cover up a hate crime JSO. Unfortunately the public knows better."
The social media rumors circulated so far that the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released a statement Monday that reads:
"Normandy Blvd. Shooting Update - We have had numerous inquiries, blog comments, and Facebook postings about the relationship between the Normandy double homicide last night in the Golden Corral parking lot and the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial. We are confident to say where we are in the investigation that this is not the case at all. There is NO link at all between these cases, nor did we ever suspect one."
JSO says multiple people saw the incident and they're hoping between the witnesses and surveillance video they can locate the shooter.
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