Teen shot during drive-by in Magnolia Gardens

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An alleged drive-by shooting in Magnolia Gardens sent a teen to the hospital Wednesday.

Police responded to UF Health Jacksonville around 5:15 p.m. after a male teen victim with a gunshot wound to the back showed up in the emergency room, according to a report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The victim and a friend told police they were walking near the intersection of West 45th Street and Cleveland Road around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday when black four-door car traveling Westbound on on 45th St. passed the teens, made a U-turn and someone inside the car allegedly fired shots at them, the report detailed. One of the teens was hit in the back and the other flagged down a passing car to ask the driver for a ride to the hospital.

Police responded to the intersection where the alleged shooting occurred around 6 p.m., which is close to George Washington Carver Elementary school, and did not find a crime scene. Witnesses in the area interviewed by JSO claimed they did not see or hear anything related to the shooting.

Anyone who has any information about this shooting is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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