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Woman flees first shot, but gunman finds, shoots her hours later, police say

Jacksonville police say incident started in Brentwood, ended on Southside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Detectives with the Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Office are investigating an incident Wednesday night that began in one part of town and ended 14 miles away in a shooting that sent a woman to the hospital.

Officers believe the gunfire began after a man and woman got into an argument, which led to the man stealing the woman’s phone. Names of those involved haven’t been released yet but police said the two had been in a relationship for four years and have a child together.

Officers said the man then made contact with the woman promising to return the phone just before 9 p.m. When she came out of a friend’s home on Silver Street in Brentwood to retrieve the phone, police said the man shot at her but missed. The woman ran back in the house and the gunman fired one shot into the home.

She left for the Southside a couple of hours later and was in her car on Otter Lake Court, off Atlantic Boulevard, at 11:30 p.m. when police said the gunman jumped out of the bushes and shot into her car, hitting the woman in the chest.

Officers said she was hospitalized and that her injuries are not life-threatening.

It’s not clear whether the suspected shooter is in custody or not.


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