Police: Young male shot on Jacksonville’s Westside

Male victim taken to local hospital with non-life- threatening injuries

Photo from scene
Photo from scene

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A young male was wounded Friday night in a shooting on La Ventura Drive East, in a complex off 103rd Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Officers said the shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. and rescue transported the victim to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not give the victim’s age, but said he was a juvenile. Investigators said several shots were fired.

“I ran out to check on my neighbors, and then I called the cops,” said a neighbor who asked to remain anonymous. “It was terrible.”

“We just want this to stop,” said another resident, who also asked not to be named. “We don’t want people to think this is a bad community. I have been living here for 12 years and I have never seen anything like this.”

News4Jax called the apartment complex for comment, but the office is closed on weekends.

Police had no description of the shooter, who was not in custody. Detectives were continuing to investigate.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is being asked to call either JSO at (904) 630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS.

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