Police investigate 2 unrelated shootings Friday in Jacksonville

Scene on Maynard Street

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate two unrelated shootings that occurred Friday afternoon and evening in city neighborhoods.

The first happened at about 3:21 p.m. on Maynard Street, just off Norwood Avenue on the Northside. Lt. Gay, with the Sheriff’s Office, said a man was walking when he was approached by three to four other men.

At least one person began to shoot at the man, and the other men were seen jumping into an older-model Chevrolet Impala that was either cream or gray in color, Gay said.

The man who was shot was hospitalized with injuries that were believed to be life-threatening.

Scene on Hart Street.

The Sheriff’s Office was also called to a shooting at 6:46 p.m. on Hart Street, just off Myrtle Avenue, where police said there was a “block party.”

According to Gay, a woman was involved in an argument with another person. Someone brandished a firearm, shooting the woman. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. Her injury was not believed to be life-threatening.

The Sheriff’s Office said all parties involved were detained, but no arrests were announced.

Anyone with information that can help police in either investigation is encouraged to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.