Two women and a baby killed in Northwest Jacksonville shooting

Two women and baby killed in Sunday shooting

JACKSONVILLE, FL (WTLV) -- Five people were shot, three are dead -- including an infant -- after a shooting at a food mart in the Moncrief area of Jacksonville on Sunday night, police say.

Four people were shot inside a car -- one man, two women and an infant -- on Cleveland Road off Moncrief. A woman died in the car before anyone could be taken to a hospital. The other three, including the infant, were taken to UF Health, where the infant and other woman died a short time later, says Director of Investigations and Homeland Security for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Ron Lundeay.

Another woman arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound from the same shooting, Lundeay says. 

The shooting happened at 6:07 p.m. and could be related to an earlier dispute between two women, but police are still investigating and can't say for sure. All five victims were shot by a handgun, Lundeay says.

Police say they are not sure if five is the total number of victims; Lundeay says others may have been shot but they can't say definitively.

"It's a sad day for Jacksonville," Lundeay says of the shooting, "it's a sad day for this area and for the officers working this scene."

Detectives and officers are on scene, looking for and interviewing witnesses, canvassing the neighborhood and processing evidence.

If anyone knows anything about this crime, or has any description of any potential suspects, please contact the sheriff's office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

Authorities are not naming the victims of this shooting yet. 

This is a developing story. Stay with First Coast News for updates.

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