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Jacksonville police investigating after teen with gunshot wound arrives at hospital

JSO says teen showed up at hospital with several others

Police investigate gunfire on West 33rd Street.
Police investigate gunfire on West 33rd Street. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said it is working to learn whether there is any connection between a teenager who arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound and early Sunday morning gunfire picked up by ShotSpotter.

Police said a 15-year-old boy arrived at an area hospital Sunday morning after he was shot in the leg. According to JSO, his injuries were non-life-threatening. Investigators said the teen was accompanied by at least four or five other people to the hospital. Detectives said they are questioning those people to learn more details.

Shortly before the teen showed up at the hospital, according to police, the Sheriff’s Office received a ShotSpotter call around 4:15 a.m. Sunday. Investigators said they found shell cases on West 33rd Street near Moncrief Road in Northwest Jacksonville.

Police said they are working to learn if that call is related to the teen who showed up to the hospital.

Detectives continue to investigate.

On Sunday morning, police were also investigating on the Westside, where a man was shot while driving west on Interstate 10 near Cassat Avenue.

Anyone who knows anything that could help detectives is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).


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