Teenager is 6th person shot in Jacksonville in 24 hours
8 people shot in Jacksonville from Wednesday evening through Thursday night
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – A teenager was wounded in a shooting Thursday afternoon in an Arlington neighborhood, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The teen was the sixth person shot in Jacksonville in a 24 hour period. From Wednesday evening through Thursday night, a total of 8 people were shot in Jacksonville.
The Sheriff's Office said the teen was shot in a vehicle, and it's believed drugs were involved. The scene was on Tula Drive just west of Rogero Road.
The teen, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Officers said they were looking for two men, believed to be in their late teens or early 20s. They did not have a description of the men, but they were seen leaving the area in a red compact car.
It was one of three shootings reported Thursday. At about 7:40 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said a person was found shot on North Liberty Street just south of Martin Luther King Junior Parkway.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the victim was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the arm. The injury was not believed to be life-threatening. There was no suspect information.
At about 9:40 p.m., a third shooting was reported Thursday on North Main Street just north of Tallulah Avenue. An adult was located with several gunshot wounds, police said. The man was expected to survive.
On Wednesday, as Hurricane Dorian was moving away from Florida, a man was found shot at an Amoco gas station in Arlington and later died from his injuries. Not long after, News4Jax learned of a quadruple shooting in Jacksonville's North Shore neighborhood.
A young person was among the four people injured in the quadruple shooting. All four people were expected to survive.
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