Cold Case: Families Seek Justice 11 Years After Shooting Claims Lives of Two Teen Girls

In 2013, the lives of Megan Simmons, 14, and Jazmine Shelton, 13, were tragically cut short in a drive-by shooting at Shelton’s mother’s home on Missouri Avenue. The incident, just before the summer break, shattered the hearts of their families who had been eagerly anticipating a sleepover and a beach trip the following day.

Now, 11 years later, justice remains elusive as no arrests have been made in connection to the case. However, the families of Simmons and Shelton are resolute in their pursuit of closure. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation, with Detective Travis Oliver Sr. leading the efforts to sift through evidence and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Reflecting on the profound loss, Simmons’ grandmother shares the enduring pain of life without the two girls. Determined to seek justice for Megan and Jazmine, the families urge anyone with information related to the double murder to come forward.

Authorities encourage those with relevant information to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email For those wishing to remain anonymous and possibly receive a cash reward, First Coast Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-866-845-TIPS or by dialing **TIPS (8477).

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