JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Two separate shootings on Sunday night left total of four people injured in Northwest Jacksonville, said the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Three of the four injured were teens.
The shootings were separated by just two miles.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was called to the first shooting at about 9:35 p.m. in the 2500 block of Robert Street. The caller said there were several people being shot, said police.
On arrival officers found a 17 year old boy as well as a 16 year old girl and an adult woman with gunshot wounds to their legs. None of the injuries were life threatening, said police.
The victims told police that an unknown vehicle drove by and someone shot at them outside a home, but police have not found a motive for the incident yet. Upon investigation officers did find several spend shell casings, while two cars and a vacant home were also hit by gunfire. The victims were taken to UF Health Jacksonville to be treated.
The second shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Officers were called to the corner of West 9th Street and Myrtle Avenue on another report of someone being shot, said police. Officers found a 14 year old boy who said he had been walking down the street when he was shot in the leg and his genitals. The boy was also taken to UF Health for treatment, all while cursing at officers and paramedics.
Both shootings are under investigation by the aggravated battery unit, but police have not indicated whether or not the shootings are connected yet.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help. Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call the department at (904) 630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (TIPS).45-TIPS(8477).
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