JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman in her 70s was taken to a hospital for treatment after a drive-by shooting Tuesday morning in the Grand Park area, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office said it responded around 9:30 a.m. to West 14th Street and Connally Avenue after ShotSpotter alerted them to gunfire in the area.
When police arrived, according to JSO, they found a 71-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound. The Sheriff’s Office said the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department transported the woman to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At a briefing around 11:30 a.m., police said that she was being discharged from the hospital at that time.
Prior to the briefing, JFRD told News4JAX that one person was rushed to a hospital with critical injuries.
JSO said at the briefing that witnesses told investigators that an unknown vehicle stopped in front of the woman and then at least one person inside fired multiple rounds, hitting the woman at least once, before taking off. Police described it as “a possible graze.”
Police added that a car next to the woman was also struck. Two neighbors told News4JAX that they heard dozens of shots.
When the Sky 4 helicopter flew over the scene, multiple JSO cruisers could be seen and several blocks were blocked off with police tape.
Investigators said this appears to be an isolated incident.
As detectives continue to investigate, anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).