Teen shot in wrist; suspect sought

Police: Teen either confused or not forthcoming with information


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A teen is recovering after being shot in the wrist in Northwest Jacksonville, Sunday night. Police with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are trying to figure out how the incident occurred.

Just before 11 p.m. a 16-year-old boy walked into UF Health with a gunshot wound to his wrist.

Police said that the teen was either very confused or not entirely forthcoming with information regarding where the shooting occurred.

Information from JSO's dispatched originally incidated the shooting may have happened at 8th Street and North Myrtle Avenue, but continued investigative questioning revealed that it may have occurred somewhere in the area of 13th Street and Moncrief Road. An actual scene has not been discovered yet, according to JSO.

The teen told police he was walking on an unknown roadway at an unknown time, when he heard five gunshots from an unknown location and was hit in the wrist. He then walked to UF Health for treatment.

Police said the teen's injuries were minor.

The Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident and said they have no suspect information at this time.

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