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JSO: Person shot running from robbery

Attempted robbery, shooting happened at Pinebrook Apartments

A person was shot Sunday while trying to run from a robbery in the parking lot of the Pinebrook Apartments, police say
A person was shot Sunday while trying to run from a robbery in the parking lot of the Pinebrook Apartments, police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A person was shot Sunday while trying to run from a robbery at the Pinebrook Apartments in the city’s San Jose neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

Several residents of the Pine Brook Apartments told police they heard a disturbance in the parking lot at about 4:45 a.m. and went out to see what was going on. Police said the residents found several people trying to break into a vehicle. When the suspected robbers noticed the people, they attempted to rob them, officers said.

During the robbery, one of the victims tried to run away and was shot, police said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

A JSO robbery unit will handle the follow-up investigation.