Crime

Murder Suspect Search Continues in Forest, Neighbors Concerned

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A neighbor of the family torn apart by gunfire Monday morning said he heard someone yell "help" before the gunshots rang out.

The resident along Wooduck Road near Middleburg said he then saw a blue Trailblazer heading down the road toward Jennings State Forest.

As a precaution, Jennings State Forest is being closed as the search for the man accused of shooting his family continues.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Scott Kilgore may have the provisions and the know-how to camp out in Jennings State Forest indefinitely, or he may have fled the area entirely in his parents' Trailblazer.

Investigators on foot and with search dogs are looking through the forest today for 33-year-old Kilgore.

Neighbors are concerned for their safety.

"He needs to turn himself in," said Charlene Sigman.

"Is he gonna come back here to the house and go crazy again?"

Family Dispute May Have Been Cause of Shooting that Left Two Dead in Middleburg

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- A family dispute may have led to the deaths of two people and injuries to others following an early-morning shooting, police said.

Into the evening, Clay County Sheriff's Office continued looking for Christopher Scott Kilgore, who police said is armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.

Tuesday morning, the police crime scene tape was gone along with the police vehicles that looked after the home most of the day Monday.

The home where the shooting happened is about 100 yards into the woods. A CrimeStoppers sign is posted next to the mailbox.

Police previously said they would leave the home once the medical examiner's office removed the two bodies from the crime scene and investigators finished gathering evidence at the home.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest

Hubbard House announced September 20th the launch of its first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence among youth.

The contest, open to youth ages 5-12 living in Northeast Florida, runs from Sept. 20 through Oct. 21 and highlights Hubbard House’s newest prevention program WAVE (Working Against Violence Every day, Everywhere, Every time). The program teaches youth healthy relationship skills before abuse occurs, how to identify and prevent bullying and helps them gain a better understanding of how violence affects their lives.