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As Police Investigate, Anti-Violence Group Seeks Answers In Jazmine Shelton Shooting

As the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office continues to search for the killer of 13-year-old Jazmine Shelton, members of MAD DADS will be knocking on doors in the West Jacksonville neighborhood where she lived and was killed. 

Jazmine Shelton was shot to death early Saturday morning when one or more assailants opened fire on the Missouri Avenue mobile home where she lived.

AJ Jordan, vice president of the Jacksonville chapter of MAD DADS, says he got a look inside the house and was overwhelmed by the violence of the attack.

“I mean, bullet holes everywhere. These people shot over 30 bullets in that house. It was horrible.”

Jordan says if police still don’t have any good leads by Tuesday night, his group will canvass the six or seven blocks around the girl’s home to see if someone knows more about the crime than they told police.

“The neighbors seem to know everybody and know what’s going on, so, sometimes what the police can’t get out of them, MAD DADS can go in and we can get a little more personable,” he said.

Jordan is urging anyone with information about the shooting to call crime stoppers.

MAD DADS stands for Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder.  The organization was created by a group of Nebraska parents in 1989 to combat gang violence and drug abuse.