JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was on the scene of two different reported shootings on Friday night.
JSO first responded to a reported shooting at the Lake Park Colonial Apartments in Northwest Jacksonville around 9 p.m. Officers said one man was treated at the scene for a gun shot wound to the chest and taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Violent Crimes Unit took over the investigation, and a section of the apartment complex off Edgewood Avenue West was taped off most of Friday night.
Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500, email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org, or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS to remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 if that tip leads to an arrest.
At another scene across the city, JSO was investigating a reported shooting near the 4100 block of Philips Highway, at Gator Lodge close to Walmart.
In a briefing, JSO said a teen was shot in the leg after a gun misfired. He was taken to a local hospital, and his injuries were also not life-threatening.
According to statements made by the teen and a witness, the gun accidentally went off when he tried to put it in his pants.
The Aggravated Battery Unit is following up the investigation.