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Woman shot, car crashes into pole

2 other women in car also hurt

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman was shot in the leg Monday morning in Northwest Jacksonville, and the car she was driving crashed into a pole, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Two other women also in the car were not struck by gunfire.

Officers were called to the shooting on Barry Drive South just before 10 a.m.

Neighbors said they heard gunfire and then looked outside and saw the car had struck the pole. Police said they weren't sure if the woman was shot while driving or beforehand and then got in the car to get away.

"I thought the police were chasing the car or something," said Joe Young, who lives across the street. "Two guys in the corner, all of the sudden I saw the wires shook and I was in the garage, and then I saw these women coming out of the car. ... They fell out of the car rolling on the ground and stuff and said the guy was shooting at them. And I know I heard the shot, and like I said, I thought it was the police chasing them."

The woman's injuries were not life-threatening. The two other women were also hospitalized.

Police said they were looking for a man who was the shooter in a tan sedan. They said the shooting could be the result of a domestic dispute.

"I'm appalled because it never happens," resident Delores Payne said. "I mean, I know it happens in life. You see it on the news, you read about it, but it never has happen since I've been here."

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.


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