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Man convicted in drive-by shooting that injured child

3-year-old shot in foot in 2012 drive-by shooting near St. Augustine Road

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Joseph Chambers
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Joseph Chambers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 30-year-old man was convicted Friday in a 2012 drive-by shooting that injured a 3-year-old girl.

Joseph Patrick Chambers was found guilty Friday evening of four counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting or throwing deadly missiles.

In December 2012, the victims were inside a Bishop Lane residence when a dozen shots were fired into the home. One of the shots struck the now 6-year-old victim in the foot as she sat on the living room couch.

The investigation revealed that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Chambers and one of the victims.

Chambers faces a 20-year minimum mandatory sentence on each count. He will be sentenced the week of May 21.