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JSO: Young man injured in Southside shooting

JFRD transported victim to hospital for treatment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A young man was shot and injured late Saturday evening on the city’s Southside, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

Officers were called about 11:55 p.m. to a person shot on at an apartment complex on Whispering Forest Drive.

That’s where police said they found a man in his late teens suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the lower torso. He was transported by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department to an area hospital for treatment.

JFRD transported a man in his late teens to the hospital, after he was shot in the torso near Whispering Forest Drive.
JFRD transported a man in his late teens to the hospital, after he was shot in the torso near Whispering Forest Drive.

News4Jax spoke with a resident of the complex off-camera who said it sounded as if fireworks were going off and heard at least five gunshots coming from the tennis court area.

Detectives are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward of up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).


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