JSO: Girl shot in leg in Woodland Acres after dispute on social media

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A girl was shot in the leg Monday night in the Woodland Acres neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

Officers were originally unable to locate where the shooting happened, JSŌ said, but they were notified that a girl walked into a local hospital with a single gunshot wound to her lower leg.

Investigators identified her as a juvenile but her age was not released. Her injury is not life-threatening, police said.

She was the one who told officers the incident occurred on Acme Street, which is north of Atlantic Boulevard in the Woodland Acres neighborhood.

JSO’s initial investigation revealed there was some sort of dispute that started on social media.

During a meeting of two groups to resolve the online dispute, several unknown individuals fired guns, JSO said.

Anyone with any information about the case is encouraged to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-855-845-TIPS.

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