Police: 2 shootings within 3 minutes in Northwest Jacksonville

JSO: 2 men shot, recovering at hospital

By Chloe Walker - Associate producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two people were shot within minutes of each other Monday night in Northwest Jacksonville, police said.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded about 10:30 p.m. to a shooting on Portsmouth Avenue, just off Sibald Road. According to a police report, when officers arrived at a home on Portsmouth Avenue, they found a man who had been shot in the hip while on a porch.

Three minutes later, police were called to another shooting about 4 miles away on New Kings Road. According to an incident report, the location of the second shooting is unknown. Police said the victim showed up in a car at the McDonald's on New Kings Road North, with gunshot wounds to his hand and buttocks. 

Both men were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

There is no indication in either report that the incidents are connected. 

The Sheriff's Office continues to investigate.  Anyone who may have information about either of the shootings is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 630-0500 or call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).

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