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Neighbor says woman injured in Westside drive-by is several months pregnant

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responds to a reported shooting on the Westside. (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville woman was injured Sunday in a drive-by shooting on the Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

JSO said the woman in her 20s was in a home on Melissa Court around 2 p.m. when someone driving a grey car, possibly a Chrysler, pulled up and fired multiple shots into the home.

The woman was hit by one of the bullets but she is expected to recover, JSO said.

A neighbor told News4Jax the woman is several months pregnant and was shot while standing on her porch.

“I seen him point something out the window and he just started shooting,” the witness to the shooting said. “Just trying to get into the house to be safe. There was someone on the porch and she is pregnant. We were worried if somebody was hit. So we just got in the house as quick as possible.”

JSO said the shooting followed “another incident” that happened in the same place earlier on Sunday but did not elaborate.

JSO said anyone with information about the vehicle that was used or possible suspects should call JSO or CrimeStoppers.


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