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16-year-old sought in Jacksonville Beach skate park shooting

Video appears to show fight breaking out before shooting

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – A 16-year-old boy is wanted on a felony charge in connection with a shooting Friday morning at a skate park in Jacksonville Beach, police announced Monday.

Police said Lendall Wade Brooks is wanted on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. They are asking for the public's help to find Brooks, who was identified by witnesses as the shooter.

Anyone who knows where he might be is asked to contact the Jacksonville Beach Police Department at 904-270-1661 or tipline@jaxbchfl.net.

Officers responded about 11:15 a.m. Friday to the shooting at the skate park at South Beach Park. One person was shot in the arm, and their injuries were not life-threatening.

News4Jax obtained a video that appears to show a fight breaking out before the shooting. In the video, a man is being dragged and hit with a skateboard before a noise that sounds like a gunshot can be heard.

Skaters who were out at the park Monday said it's a tight-knit group that hangs out at the park, and they didn't recognize Brooks.

"I think it’s ridiculous," skateboarder Steven Shaw said. "We waited so long to get the skate park out here. And people are out here acting like that. This is not a place for that. People are out here trying to skate and have fun -- not trying to get shot."


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