Jacksonville police investigating 2 shootings believed to be ‘isolated incidents’

Photo from scene on Seaboard Avenue

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office were called to investigate two shootings Thursday evening on the Westside, which resulted in two people being hospitalized.

According to Sgt. Catir, with the Sheriff’s Office, police were called to the scene on Seaboard Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. after a call about a woman in her late teens being shot while sitting in her car. She was taken to a hospital for surgery and was said to be in stable condition.

Catir said investigators determined a man approached her in her vehicle and an altercation occurred. He said the man brandished a firearm, which discharged, striking the woman -- and the shooter fled on foot.

Approximately 30 minutes later, Catir said, officers were dispatched to South Lane Avenue on a report of a person shot. They found a man in his mid 30s who had been wounded. The man who was shot underwent surgery and was said to be stable.

Photo from scene on South Lane Avenue.

According to Catir, the victim pulled over to use his phone. While doing so, the victim was approached by a man. “Something occurred,” Catir said, and the man produced a firearm, which discharged -- striking the victim. The shooter fled the area.

“Both of these incidents, we’re still looking to determine what the motive is, but we do believe both of them to be isolated incidents,” Catir said.

He asked anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers.