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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman was wounded Friday in a shooting that sent police to multiple scenes in Northwest Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Around 7:15 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office said, police responded to an apartment complex on Cleveland Road after ShotSpotter went off, notifying them of gunfire in the area. Police said nothing was found inside the complex.
According to police, they received another ShotSpotter notification just south on Cleveland Road, and that’s where they did find several shell casings in the roadway and on railroad tracks. The shell casings on the road and on the railroad tracks were from different guns.
Police said they responded to another call at West 13th and Grunthal streets, about 2 miles away, where they located a vehicle with several bullet holes. The Sheriff’s Office said several people then called police from another location, saying they had been in the vehicle and a woman in the car had been shot.
“Sometimes, for a lot of reasons, people are scared, they get out of the area before they call us,” said Sgt. Jones with JSO. “That early in the morning, we know that other residents heard gunfire and didn’t call us.”
Police said the woman, who they believe was shot while inside the car, was located and then taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to JSO, ShotSpotter showed the gunfire moving, which is how police knew a car was involved.
Police said Friday afternoon that they may have a suspect but don’t have a positive ID. Detectives said they’re interviewing witnesses as they continue to investigate. At last check, no one was in custody.
While there are lots of moving parts, police believe someone saw or heard something — and they want them to come forward.
While the sergeant said there might be a lot of reasons why people won’t call police, there are more reasons why they should. Anyone about this case is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).