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19-year-old shot at community center near Oakleaf Plantation Parkway

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A young man drove himself to an emergency room early Sunday morning after he was shot at a community center off of Oakleaf Plantation Parkway, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said it received calls about a large party in the community pool area on Swift Fox Trail. Around 1:35 a.m., police said, reports of shots fired came in.

About 25 minutes later, a person with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound walked into Baptist & Wolfson Oakleaf Emergency Room, police said.

The victim told police he was leaving the party and standing outside when he felt a pain in his buttocks and realized he was shot. He said he got in his car and drove himself to get help. He was then transferred to Orange Park Medical Center’s trauma center.

According to JSO, three vehicles were also shot.

Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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