Teenager injured after shots fired at car in parking lot along Duval Station Road

16-year-old’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, police say

Photo from scene on Duval Station Road. (News4JAX.com)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Investigators with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office were sent to investigate a shooting reported Tuesday afternoon at an address on Duval Station Road near First Coast High School.

According to Lt. Silcox, with the Sheriff’s Office, four people were in a sedan that was fired at in a parking lot. One person inside, a 16-year-old, was hit by gunfire, he said.

The lieutenant stressed that the shooting did not happen on school property.

The teenager’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Silcox said the teen was taken to a nearby home on Deersong Drive, where a phone call was made to 911.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department transported him to an area hospital for treatment.

Scene on Deersong Road. (News4JAX.com)

“At the same time, a community service officer was nearby, heard the shots and put a description of the individual out over the radio. Patrol officers detained a person who matches that description going on to the school property at First Coast High School,” Silcox said. “That individual and several other individuals were detained and they’re being questioned at this time.”

Silcox added that the people detained are only persons of interest. Police were canvassing the area for video and witnesses.

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