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Police release photo of car used in triple shooting

3 young men hit in drive-by shooting last week in Sherwood Forest

Jacksonville police release surveillance photo of car involved in Jan. 25 drive-by shooting on Fredericksburg Avenue.
Jacksonville police release surveillance photo of car involved in Jan. 25 drive-by shooting on Fredericksburg Avenue.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police released a photo Tuesday of the car they said was used in a drive-by shooting on Fredricksburg Avenue in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood Jan. 25 that sent three young men to UF Health Jacksonville.

At the time, police said a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man suffered serious gunshot wounds and another 19-year-old suffered minor gunshot wounds. 

Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jay Farhat said the victims were inside a vehicle parked outside a home when numerous shots were fired about 8:45 p.m. One men's injuries were considered life-threatening.

Farhat said the triple shooting was not random and it appeared the victims were targeted.

Police said they obtained a photo of the vehicle the shooters used that night, which appears to be a newer model silver or white Chevrolet Impala. They said it could be a rental car.

Police ask anyone who knows anything about the shooting or the vehicle to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 906-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and could receive a reward of up to $3,000 for a tip leading to an arrest.

Bullets fly in neighborhood

Shots fired that night also hit three homes and several vehicles along the street, including one home with six children, ranging in age from 2 to 17 years old, according to the police report.

News4Jax found a trash can riddled with bullet holes in front of a home where an elderly woman lives.

Erline Scarlett said she saw several cars whipping around down Fredericksburg Avenue before the gunfire rang out.

"They go down that way and they come back this way," Scarlett said.

She didn't realize her home had been hit by the gunfire until News4Jax pointed out a bullet hole less than 2 feet from her kitchen window that had been marked by police.

“Well Jesus, they must have just put that up there, because that was not there,” she said.