ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A teenager was hospitalized after a shooting Wednesday morning in the St. Augustine area, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said they responded around 4 a.m. to the shooting in the area of St. Augustine Boulevard and Kings Estate Road.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, a teenager was shot several times and was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office said the shooting involved other teenagers. Deputies said they detained a teenager and interviewed others.
A dark-colored car appeared to be a big focus of the investigation. Investigators processed the scene for hours, placing more than five evidence markers in the street and side of the road next to this car, which they took several photos of. There was some blood in the middle of the street, as well as other parts of the roadway.
Deputies said they did not immediately know what led up to the shooting, but this is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the community.
Eric Kachnycz lives down the street. He said the sound of three gunshots woke him up.
“It is a shame. I know a lot of kids walk through this area come and ride their bikes. It is a family neighborhood. I know they’re a couple of neighborhoods in the back side, young families that are here,” Kachnycz said. “It’s really concerning for everyone in the neighborhood here.”
The Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating the shooting. No arrests have been made at this time.