Jacksonville police: 2 shot on Southside

Shooting happened at Belfort Road, Dickie Drive intersection

By David Benfield - Web producer
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two people were shot Saturday near the intersection of Belfort Road and Dickie Drive in the Brackridge neighborhood on the city's Southside, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

Police said they received a call from residents about 3:43 p.m. saying two cars had pulled over in front over their house and the occupants were out of the cars fighting. 

About two minutes later, police said they received reports of shots fired from the same location. 

When officers arrived at the address, witnesses told them two victims -- a man and a woman -- were shot and drove themselves away. Police said the victims drove themselves to St. Vincent's Hospital South. 

Witnesses told police that three men had gotten out of one car and started beating a man from the second car and the female victim was screaming. 

As the fight ended, the man and woman got back in their car and were about to drive away when another car pulled up and fired multiple shots into the car, striking both occupants, police said. 

Police said after the victims, believed to be in their mid-20s, were seen by medical staff at St. Vincent's, they determined the man's injuries were life-threatening and airlifted both victims to UF Health Jacksonville. 

Police have not released details regarding any suspects or what type of vehicle the shooters were in. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. 

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