Police: Teen shot while traveling near TIAA Bank Field

Jacksonville police say teen drove to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A teenager drove to a hospital early Sunday after being shot in the hand, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said the teen was traveling south on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at the TIAA Bank Field exit when an unknown person in another vehicle fired a gun. Police did not say how many shots were fired but did say that shell casings were found at the scene.

Officers said the teen’s injuries are non-life-threatening and the teen is expected to fully recover. No other injuries were reported.

At this time, JSO does not have any suspect information. Its Violent Crimes Unit is investigating the shooting.

If you have any details that could help investigators with this case, call JSO’s non-emergency line at 904-630-0500 or email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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