JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - What was supposed to be a chance to bring a well-known hip hop artist to northwest Jacksonville to record a music video, ended in a shooting that killed one man and injured four others.
Police say the man killed was 22-year-old Kyree Corley.
While the shooting is still under investigation, First Coast News spoke to the local event organizer who said, the music video shoot was supposed to be something good for the neighborhood.
Jamar Breaker is a graphic designer and graduate of Florida A&M and he grew up in Moncrief.
“We wanted to show people we could do something, no violence and what not, but that didn’t happen,” said Breaker.
Breaker’s promotions company, Royal Blunts, helped organize a video shoot Saturday afternoon. The video would have featured a well-known rap artist from Lousiana named Boosie.
According to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office the production was interrupted when gunfire broke out.
One person was killed and four others were injured near the intersection of Moncrief Road and West 27th Street.
Police are still searching for the shooter and are asking witnesses to come forward.
Breaker says he’s been working for months to bring new business opportunities to Moncrief --He was hoping the video shoot would jumpstart that.
“I’m disappointed. I used to live here when there was a time we all knew each other." Breaker said the shooting isn’t going to stop him from trying to better his community.
“The community supports us, that’s why there was a lot of people out there. We gonna do better. There’s going to be another chance.”
One of the victims required surgery for wounds suffered in the shooting.
The three other victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.