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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office: 3 shot, 2 in serious condition after shooting on the Westside

7:59 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating a triple shooting in the 1900 block of West 25th Street.

Sgt. Shawn Coarsley tells First Coast News the three people were shot just before 1:00 pm. "It appears the individuals were in an empty lot, maybe playing cards or playing dominos, when this person walked up and shot at them numerous times and then fled," he explains.

Coarsely says the vicitms were in their 20's and were taken to a local hospital, two with life-threatening injuries.

Police have detained several people for questioning, but believe the shooter is still at large. They think the suspect left in a vehicle, but have not yet released a description.

Witnesses at the scene told First Coast News the shooting was drug related, but police have not confirmed that at this time.

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

To remain anonymous and potentially be eligible to receive a cash reward you may contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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