6-year-old girl shot on porch identified

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A young child is recovering after local authorities said she was hurt during a drive-by shooting Monday night.

The child's godmother tells First Coast News that her name is Treasure and she is doing okay at UF Health Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reported off-duty officers working at UF Health Jacksonville received information that Treasure was being treated for a gunshot wound.

Those officers then alerted dispatch,which responded by sending on-duty patrol officers to the original location of the shooting in the 2300 block of Moncrief Rd.

Sgt. Matthew Clements referred to the shooting as a drive-by. He said unknown suspects in a gold Toyota Camry drove past the child's home and fired multiple shots.

A relative then realized Treasure was hurt and rushed her to the hospital. Clements could not say if her parents were home at the time.

He said detectives right now are following up on leads and looking for the Camry.

"We want to be thorough obviously. Anytime anyone gets hurt, much less a six-year-old, certainly it's imperative we take our time and do the job right," he said.

So far, no information about the suspects is available, according to the sheriff's office. Treasure is expected to be okay.

Anyone with information is asked to call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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