JSO: Man shot during attempted robbery at Arlington apartment complex

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shot Tuesday morning during an attempted robbery at the Cimarron Apartments on Arlington River Drive, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

A person fired multiple shots at the man around 7:30 a.m. while trying to steal something from him, according to JSO.

The man was able to leave the area in his car to get to a safe location to call 911. He was then transported to a hospital, according to JSO. His injuries were said to be non-life-threatening.

News4JAX captured video of the car, which ended up at a bridge on Cesery Boulevard. It appeared to have been struck by gunfire.

Police also said a nearby building and vehicle were struck by gunfire during the incident, but nobody else was injured.

JSO declined to release a description of the gunman, due to the ongoing investigation. Police are trying to determine if the man and the shooter knew each other before the attempted robbery.

Anyone with any information is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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