The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a teenage girl was injured when nearly a dozen bullets were fired from her own home.
According to JSO, the shooting happened around 5 a.m. in the 10000 block of Cisco Drive in northwest Jacksonville.
In an interview with Action News Jax, the victim’s brother expressed the profound impact of the incident, saying it will leave both physical and emotional scars.
For a 16-year-old local girl, home, usually a safe place, became the site of a heartbreaking ordeal.
Darren Mills, the girl’s 16-year-old brother, said: “Your sister was shot. Your sister was shot. At first I felt like it was a dream. I didn’t know what was happening.
Darren Mills was sleeping in the house when his sister was struck in the ankle by a bullet and grazed in the side by another fired from outside their northwest Jacksonville home.
“I entered. She turns purple, can barely breathe, holds her ankle and screams. At first it seemed wrong to me. It didn’t seem real,” Mills said, describing the moment he found his sister injured.
But it was real as more than ten bullet holes were seen throughout the trailer.
Bullet holes. One and two broke all this glass here. More shots were fired from the rear. Mills – “There’s more here. Nicholas, there’s more here and it’s marked with a red X.
Les Mills said the experience would leave physical and emotional scars.
“She doesn’t want to be here.” My other sister doesn’t want to be here because of what happened. I don’t want to be here,” Mills lamented.
Mills said: “It’s crazy that this would happen to someone like her. She is young and she is female.
Despite the trauma, Mills assured her sister was back home and safe. JSO urged anyone with information about the shooting to come forward and assist in its investigation.