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Police: Teen, man shot in 2 separate robberies in North Shore

Gray sedan involved in both shootings just minutes apart, JSO says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 17-year-old was shot just minutes after a man was shot during a robbery in the city's North Shore area Monday night, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Officers were called about 10 p.m. to investigate at North Pearl Street and W. 62nd Street after the shootings, which both involved a gray sedan.

Police said a 17-year-old was on his way to the store when he was approached by a gray sedan with two black men inside, who had a gun and tried to rob the teenager. 

The teen was shot in the leg and thigh while trying to run off, police said.

Minutes before, investigators said, a man was walking home when he was shot during a robbery about a half-mile away. 

Two men in a gray sedan stole the man's phone and gold teeth, police said. 

Investigators believe the two incidents may be connected.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. 

North Shore residents say crime is out of control

Less than 24 hours after two people were shot in two separate armed hold-ups, North Shore residents told News4Jax that the crime in the area is out of control, so much so that's it's affecting how they raise their children. 

The 17-year-old was shot Monday night just outside the home where Edna Wright has lived for 22 years. She said criminals have knocked out her surveillance cameras and stolen her electricity. 

"They stole all my credit cards. They stole my clothes, they steal food out of the deep freezer," Wright said. 

The 67-year-old Vietnam veteran said people have even broken into her home and placed drugs in her attic.

"An overflow of drugs," Wright said. 

The latest incidents now have parents creating stricter rules for their children.

Sue, who lives in the North Shore neighborhood, said she feels like she's back in New York because the crime has gotten so bad. 

"I won't let my grandson go out after hearing this, especially at night," said Sue, who lives in the North Shore neighborhood. 

Wright said she's talked with the sheriff about the crime and will continue to speak out.

She wanted to share a message for the men who were in the gray sedan Monday night. 

"Back off. I'll have you know I'm 67 years old and I've been working all my life. They need to to stop. Education is the way out," Wright said.