JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed and four other people injured early Saturday afternoon when shots were fired as rap musicians were beginning to record a music video near the intersection where Moncrief Road, Myrtle Avenue and West 26th Street meet, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Police said one person was found dead about 1 p.m. in front of Holley’s Bar-B-Q. Family has identified the man as Kyree Corley, 22. Two others were taken to UF Health Jacksonville by rescue personnel and two more by personal vehicles. Police said three of those injured had minor injuries, but one was taken into surgery.
Police did not know how many shots were fired, how many shooters were involved, the type of weapon used or even if the gunfire came from someone at the event or driving by.
A man told News4Jax his brother was dropped off to watch the video being made. He then got a phone call to say he was dead.
“I heard screaming and people was running once I got out of the store,” said one man who did not want to be identified.
Police blocked off about a four-block scene as a crime scene, much of which remains closed to traffic through late Saturday night.
About 30 people gathered at the time and many of those were shooting video on their phones, police said. Homicide investigators are asking people to provide those videos to police to help them find out who did the shooting.
Police did not know the names of the rap artists involved, or if anyone was targeted.
News4Jax learned that a music video shoot featuring Boosie Badazz and Baby Soulja was scheduled to take place in the area at the time of the shooting.
Boosie was also scheduled to perform Saturday night at Pure Nightclub. News4Jax was asked to leave the property. Management said the concert was to go on despite the shooting earlier in the day.