Child shot in arm while in car on Southside

Police believe shooting was an isolated incident

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a local hospital Friday night where a child was being treated for a gunshot wound.

Police learned the shooting happened as the boy’s mother was driving on Deer Lake Drive East, in a commercial area off between Southside Boulevard and the St. Johns Town Center. JSO said at least one shot was fired into the car, striking the boy in the arm. The child’s age was not disclosed.

Violent Crimes Detectives responding to the scene found initial evidence suggesting the shooting was intentional. At this point in the investigation, police believe this was an isolated incident and they have not named any potential suspects.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to contact JSO, either by phone at 904-630-0500 or by email at JSOcrimetips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward of up to $3,000 call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).


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