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JSO: 1 shot in drive-by near former Eureka Gardens Apartments

White car believed to be Mercury Grand Marquis or Chevy Impala seen fleeing

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shot in the chest Wednesday evening near the former Eureka Gardens Apartments on the Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Officers were sent to the intersection of Labelle and Plymouth streets around 4:17 p.m. According to investigators, a man was found shot in his chest in what was believed to be a drive-by.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment. His injuries were said to be non-life-threatening.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a white car, believed to be either a Mercury Grand Marquis or Chevrolet Impala was seen leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.

Linda G. lives in the area. She said after hearing multiple gunshots, she heard women screaming.

"It makes me extremely sad because it is a happy time of year, and it’s so close to my house," she said. "I don’t even want to go anywhere."

There was no description of the shooter.

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