JSO: Man shot in leg in Northwest Jacksonville


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shot in the leg Tuesday night on Benedict Road in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police said the man was walking along Benedict Road near Avenue B when he was confronted by two men who demanded money. The victim told police he did not know the men.

After the men demanded the money, a struggle ensued and one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the victim once in the leg before the two men took off.

The victim was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with non-life-threatening injuries.

No description of the attackers was released.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).