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Man shot in leg in robbery attempt

9:37 AM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted robbery that ended with the victim being shot in the leg.

Shortly after 11 Tuesday night police were called to the 200 block of Chelsea Street after reports a person had been shot.

Police found the 47-year-old man laying on the ground with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the leg, according to an information report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The victim told police he was walking on Chelsea Street when a  white Chevy Impala came up behind him.

The report said a black man wearing a black shirt pointed a handgun at him out of the driver's side window and said, "Give it up."

The victim told police he ran north on Chelsea Street trying to get away from the armed man.

As he was running, the victim told police he heard several gunshots and felt one bullet hit him in his right leg, the report said.

The victim said the white Impala then drove past him heading towards Myrtle Avenue.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue transported the victim to Shands Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The report said there were no eyewitnesses to the shooting, however two men sitting inside a nearby residence reported hearing the gunshots to police.  The only thing the two saw when they went outside was the victim laying on the ground.

The Impala's model year is estimated to be somewhere between 2000 and 2004.

If you have any information that could help police you are asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or via email at

If you would like to remain anonymous you may contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.  You could be eligible to receive a cash reward.


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