Jacksonville man injured in Westside apartment shooting

JSO searching for gunman after man shot in leg

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Westside man is recovering Wednesday after several shots were fired into his apartment. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the bullets passed through several walls before hitting him in the leg.

The shooting was reported at the Cross Creek Apartments on Montock Avenue near Lane Avenue South and Old Middleburg Road. 

Officers were dispatched to the complex just after midnight when they received a call about multiple gunshots.

Police said the man was in his bedroom when someone started firing gunshots from outside. The shots were fired from the rear of the apartment. Most of the bullets went through a sliding glass door, policd said.

At least one bullet went through another wall before grazing the man's leg.

According to investigators, because the bullet went through so many walls, it slowed down considerably, causing a less severe injury than the man would otherwise have suffered.

The man was treated at the scene and he refused to be taken to the hospital.

It is unknown how many shooters fired and what led up to the shooting. Investigators said they found multiple shell casings at the scene.

Police are asking anyone with any information to call police at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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