A Florida man is accused of opening fire at a house while young children hid under blankets. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said that: Shavell Jordan JonesThe 23-year-old got into an argument with his girlfriend and started to get his things out of the house on Friday morning (November 4).
They continued to argue and Jones pulled out a gun and opened fire, hitting several people in the house. One of the injured victims escaped and ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911.
When officers arrived, they found five people with gunshot wounds. Three women and a four-year-old child were pronounced dead with gunshot wounds to the head. Jones was also injured with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was rushed to hospital and undergoing surgery.
Two other children in the house, ages 4 and 6, were hiding under blankets when the shots rang out and were unharmed.
Officials said if Jones survives, he would be charged with murder.
Neighbors were shocked by the murders in their quiet neighborhood.
“At 4 am someone started knocking on the door and when I got out it was a lady with her face covered in blood. That’s when we called the police. We tried to help her as best we could, and we’ll be back.” find out a little later what happened there”, neighbor Johnny Ramirez told WESH.
“We have no problems. They’ve been coming up and down this street for years. It’s hard for us to believe what happened,” he added.