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1 hurt in shooting in parking lot of Murray Hill Wendy’s

Gunfire turns a Murray Hill Wendy's into a crime scene. What police say happened sending one person to the hospital.
Gunfire turns a Murray Hill Wendy's into a crime scene. What police say happened sending one person to the hospital.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man was hurt Monday after an argument in the parking lot of a Murray Hill fast-food restaurant led to a shooting, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

JSO said two people were sitting inside a white work truck in a Wendy’s restaurant parking lot around 5:45 p.m. when the argument began. At some point, police said, at least one shot was fired and the victim ran toward the back of the parking lot.

JSO said the victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in a non-life-threatening condition.

Video surveillance from the Wendy’s on the corner of Post Street and Cassat Avenue led investigators to believe the victim and the shooter knew each other.

JSO said the white truck driven by the shooter -- which had no insignia and slight body damage -- left the parking lot and headed east on Post Street.

A witness who was in the drive-thru at the time of the incident said she panicked and drove away from the scene with her child in the back seat.

“I just see a white truck rolling in front of me. I’m looking and I don’t see a driver. I’m still looking, like, what’s going on? It stopped before it hit the curb then two guys get out of the passenger seat and they’re wrestling over a gun. So that’s when I was, like, OK, time to haul,” the woman said. “It was surreal. You don’t expect that kind of thing to happen right in front of you. You read about it in the news or see it on the news.”

The Sheriff’s Office said the victim is cooperating with investigators.


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