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Documented gang members involved in shootout, JSO says

Police: No one arrested

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Known gang members were involved in a shootout Tuesday night between two vehicles in Northwest Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

According to the police report, no one was arrested after the gunfight, which happened about 8:40 p.m. on Martin Luther King Drive, not far from New Kings Road. 

While responding to the scene, officers noticed a car that contained bullet holes leaving the area.

The car, a black Chevrolet Impala, was pulled over, police said. The two men inside were both said to be documented gang members known to the Sheriff's Office.

The police report did not list any injuries, however, police at the scene told reporters that one of the men inside the Impala was shot in his lower leg, and the bullet just missed his ankle monitor. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

According to the police report, one car was hit, as well as someone's garage.

A neighbor who spoke to News4Jax anonymously said she thought the gunshots were fireworks. 

"There were no children out here at night. It happened at nighttime," she said. "I don't let my grand babies outside at night, but I am concerned because I mean, when is it going to stop -- it’s crazy."

The Sheriff's Office continues to investigate. Anyone with information that can help police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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