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2 shootings on Justina Road in just over 5 hours

Jacksonville police say man shot about 3:30 p.m., woman about 8:40 p.m. Saturday


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police swarmed an Arlington neighborhood on Saturday night after a second shooting within hours on the same street.

Jacksonville officers responding to Justina Road near the Grasp Academy and Caroline Village Apartments about 8:40 p.m. found a woman with a gunshot wound. She was not identified, but police said her wound was non-life-threatening.

Police said they had several witnesses but no suspect in custody. The scene was roped off with crime-scene tape and a police helicopter with a searchlight circled the area until about 10 p.m.

At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, police were called to Justina Road after a 30-year-old man was shot in his leg by someone driving by. The victim was hospitalized but expected to recover. JSO said it was searching for a red SUV, possibly a GMC, in connection with that shooting.

The two shootings took place within two blocks just north of Merrill Road. It was not clear if the two incidents are related and both remain under investigation.

Map of two shooting Saturday on Justina Road
Map of two shooting Saturday on Justina Road

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