Numerous Westside residents left without transportation after driver smashes into vehicles during shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Westside residents are dealing with the aftermath of a chaotic Saturday shooting that caused a driver to ram into a number of cars.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, an underage boy was a passenger inside a vehicle with two other occupants. The teen was meeting with three men to buy a gun. During the transaction, gunshots were fired and the teen was struck in the leg.

While the teen and the two others were leaving the scene, the driver struck five parked vehicles at the Timuquana Park Apartments on Seaboard Avenue near Timuquana Road.

Mirenda McCloud’s car was totaled and feels helpless because she doesn’t have the money to pay her deductible.

“It’s totaled and my insurance said that I have to pay a $500 deductible,” McCloud said. “I’m 71. Where am I going to get $500 from?”

Many other residents feel like McCloud. Chelsey Tinsley said both her cars were damaged and undrivable. Now, she’s not sure what she’s going to do, especially since she’s raising small children.

According to JSO’s crime mapping tool, in the past month within a half-mile radius from the incident, there have been four assaults, one larceny case, one vehicle break-in and one vandalism case.

Police are still searching for the other people involved in the incident.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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