City of Jacksonville


MEDIA RELEASE Councilman Reggie Gaffney announces a 2:00 PM Press Conference addressing the recent Gold Rush Inn murder

October 07, 2022
Jacksonville, FL – District 7 Council Member Reggie Gaffney will hold a press conference in the vacant lot today at 2:00 PM located near the Gold Rush Inn off Harts Road where Jacksonville’s latest killing took place.

The Gold Rush Inn has been a hotspot of crime and violence for years. However, in December 2020 many community leaders, Jacksonville residents, JSO along with several city council members, including Council Member Gaffney urged for change resulting in the closure of the Gold Rush Inn and the creation of Jacksonville’s Public Nuisance Abatement Board.

“Last night’s killing was senseless” said Gaffney, it awakens a fear many of my constituents and myself prayed would never happen again. I will be reaching out to the Public Nuisance Abatement Board for the City of Jacksonville to begin the process to stop these senseless killings.” continued Gaffney.
For additional information or questions please call Roshanda Shine, Executive Council Assistant for District 7 at (904) 255-5207 or by electronic mail at