JSO: Man shot in Woodland Acres neighborhood; shooter fled on motorcycle

Victim shot in leg, treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Jacksonville police say

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded Saturday night to a shooting in the city’s Woodland Acres neighborhood.

Police were dispatched around 11:30 p.m. to a home on Jasper Avenue. Responding officers found a man suffering from a gunshot to his leg. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital. JSO described his injuries as being non-life-threatening.

According to JSO, the initial investigation revealed that at least one other person saw the shooting occur. Police said that witness is cooperating. The Sheriff’s Office said several other known individuals were also inside the residence at the time of the incident. According to police, an argument led the unidentified suspect to shoot the victim, and that person fled from the scene on a motorcycle before officers arrived. JSO did not release the make or model of that vehicle.

Detectives are investigating and actively working to identify the suspected shooter.

Police are asking anyone with information that could help detectives to either call JSO’s non-emergency line at 904-630-0500 or to email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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