Teen shot in leg in Lackawanna neighborhood

17-year-old taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injury


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are searching for the person who shot a 17-year-old in the city's Lackawanna neighborhood early Sunday morning.

The teenager was walking near Burke Street, off McDuff Avenue, about 2:30 a.m. when someone opened fire, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. Police said they found the teen on Willow Branch Avenue, about a block away.

The teen was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury to his leg.

Police said they do not know if the gunman opened fire from a vehicle or was on foot, and said they do not have any suspect information.  

The shooting remains under investigation

Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.