Tuesday night at approximately 11:30pm Jacksonville Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Nisbet Street NW in response to a gunshot fired call. As police arrived at Gamecock Village, they went to the rear of the complex and saw a number of people begin to run from the area.
During the initial investigation officers were able to locate some bullet casings near the area of building 10. Police Chief Marcus Wood stated “It appears that there was a physical altercation between a group of individuals and during the time an unknown person fired a weapon but did not hit anyone.” The Chief went on to explain that this appeared to be an isolated incident and residents of the surrounding area weren’t in immediate danger.
Chief Wood issued the following press release regarding the incident:
“Last night there was a disturbance of a group of individuals that occurred off- campus at Gamecock Village in Jacksonville Police Department’s jurisdiction. There was a fight that broke out and a shot was allegedly fired. It was quickly determined that it was an isolated incident. No weapons were located and no injuries were reported. One Individual was arrested on the scene on unrelated charges.”
Chief Wood further stated that, “The investigation is still active and ongoing”
Gamecock Village Management issued the following statement to all residents this morning:
“We have been made aware that Jacksonville PD is investigating an incident that occurred at Gamecock Village last night during a private resident gathering within their apartment. We are in communication with JPD who have confirmed that this was an isolated incident that does not pose a threat to our community or give cause for additional concern. Reports from outlets reporting otherwise are false. While we do not have many details at this time, we will notify you should we receive any important updates that you may need to be aware of. Please know that your safety and comfort are a top priority to us. We’ve arranged for Signal 88 Security to conduct thorough walks throughout our community throughout the night also more heavy patrol from JPD. Remember should you notice any suspicious activity, please call our office and follow the prompts to be connected to our security team. In an emergency, always dial 9-1-1 first, and we realize you may have additional questions or concerns regarding this incident and encourage you to contact us if you would like to discuss further.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.”