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Three people found dead in Arlington apartment were siblings, family says

The victims' loved ones are searching for a missing 8-year-old boy after the shooting.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville sheriff's officers found three people dead inside of an apartment Friday morning in the Arlington area. All three victims were suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.

The victims were siblings, two sisters and one brother. Their names were Johnisha, Jordan and Jumonica Williams, their cousin told First Coast News

“I mean its scary at first until you get out here and find out its way worse than you want it to be you know," said Tina Penn, cousin of the victims. 

Penn says she got a call from her aunt the mother of the three victims about a shooting in the Arlington area.

She says her first thought was to get to the apartment complex as soon as possible. 

“Just get over there. You got to see first. You got to know first because you definitely don’t want it to be that but it is what it is," said Penn. 

First Coast News asked Penn if she knew why the shooting happened and she says its obvious that her cousins were killed for no reason.

Penn says she believe the shooter is one of the victim's boyfriend, Terrell Lewis,  who the victim also has an 8 year old son with. She says their relationship wasn’t good.

“Bad. Very bad. He should’ve never been around if you ask us," said Penn.

The victims' loved ones are searching for a missing 8-year-old boy after the shooting. The family said the child might be with a man who had a relationship with one of the sisters.

Officers were called to the River City Landing Apartments in the 2600 block of University Boulevard just after 7:30 a.m. to do a welfare check. A neighbor called 911 after hearing a fight and a loud noise, police said.

Officers located the unit where the noise reportedly came from and made entry. That's when they found the victims. Police said they ranged in age from 25 to 30. The names of the victims were not released. Police did say they recovered one weapon and they do not believe there is a danger to the community.

Credit: FCN

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