JSO: Teen shot, dies after friends take him to UF Health

A teen was shot Saturday night and died from his wounds after friends brought him to UF Health, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

16-year-old Thomas L.Peterson Jr. arrived at the hospital at about 5 p.m. Investigators later figured out he was shot near W 11th St. and Spires Ave. in Northwest Jacksonville.

The vehicle Peterson arrived in, a four-door Honda, was taken from the scene by detectives.

"We have several individuals that we're talking to now," Sergeant Robert John with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. "We are trying to determine which of those individuals were actually in the care with the victim and what their relationship was."

Officers do not know how many times he was shot.

 

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