JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five people were injured, including a 2-year-old child during a violent 10 hours in Jacksonville. Police were called to five separate shootings in little more than 10 hours apart overnight Wednesday and one stabbing early Thursday morning.
Police find injured man in Moncrief via ShotSpotter alert
The first shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday in Moncrief near W. 29th Street and Wilson Street. Police were brought to the area via ShotSpotter.
Once there, they found a man with injuries. He was taken to the hospital. No further information was provided by JSO Sgt. Sgt. Fleeman.
Victim found with gunshot wound in Northwest Jacksonville, according to JSO
A second, unrelated shooting happened at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Northwest Jacksonville at W. 12th and Danson streets. Lt. J.M. Paris with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said officers discovered a victim there with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Paris did not give the age or gender of the victim or say if the shooting occurred in a home or outside. It’s also not clear if police know what the motive behind the shooting was.
One injured in Longbranch drive-by shooting, police say
The next shooting happened at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Sgt. Pfenning with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office told reporters a man in his 30s arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.
He told police he was shot while walking on Buckman Street in Longbranch as someone in a passing black four-door sedan began firing. No further information was provided.
JSO: 2-year-old expected to survive after accidental shooting
Another shooting happened hours later at 11:40 p.m. in Arlington at a home on International Village Drive. JSO Lt. Silcox said a 2-year-old was accidentally shot. The child was injured but is expected to survive. Lt. Silcox did not say where the child was shot.
At the time reporters were briefed, Silcox said police were not sure if the child shot themselves or if someone in the home did, but maintained the shooting is an accident. The child was taken to the hospital. There’s been no update on the child’s condition since.
Police suspect man wearing black shirt and gray pants in Longbranch shooting
Not long after midnight on Thursday morning, police responded to the fourth shooting. JSO Sgt. Lentz said an adult was suffering from a gunshot wound on 31st Street E. in a Longbranch neighborhood.
Lentz said investigators were not sure what led to the shooting but said police were looking for a man wearing a black shirt and gray pants who may have been involved.
The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Lentz. It’s not clear the age or gender of the person who was shot.
Police: Man with stab wounds collapses in front of Raceway in Brentwood
Violent crimes detectives are investigating after a man with stab wounds was found outside of a Raceway gas station on Golfair Boulevard in Brentwood.
A police officer on the scene told News4Jax that the store’s clerk saw the man on the ground outside the entrance doors around 6 a.m. and called the police.
Investigators aren’t sure where the man was stabbed but found a blood trail leading from Stuart Street. The man had life-threatening injuries, but underwent successful surgery and is in stable condition.
Police are looking through store surveillance video for further information.
If you have information on any of these violent incidents, contact police at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.