Teen shot near Westside fire station

18-year-old was shot in the torso


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are investigating a shooting Thursday night near a fire station on the Westside.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said an 18-year-old teenager was shot in the torso just before 11 p.m. near the intersection on 103rd Street and Hillman Drive. The victim told police that a dark-colored vehicle drove up to him and someone started shooting.

The victim, who was taken to UF Health Jacksonville, was not named and his condition was not available, but he was awake and talking to detectives.

The shooting happened close enough to Fire Station 31 that the victim ran there to get help.

"He was ringing the doorbell, ringing for help, saying he was shot," said Sgt. Rob Troxel.

Detectives found spent shell casings in front of the fire station, which indicated the gunman may have continued firing as the victim ran.

Witnesses at the fire station say they heard eight or nine shots.

The JSO's Violent Crimes Unit is investigating this shooting.