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Jacksonville officer-involved shooting following high-speed chase in Mandarin

No officers were hurt during the incident. The suspect was hit in the leg and is expected to recover, police say.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One man is recovering and six other people are being questioned after a traffic stop escalated into an officer-involved shooting in the Mandarin area.

No officers were hurt during the incident. 

A spokesperson for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened just after 11 p.m. Sunday behind the Goodwill store along San Jose Boulevard, just north of Loretto Road.

According to JSO, an officer was attempting to stop a car for a red-light violation near Powers Avenue and University Boulevard.

Police say the car - with seven people inside - sped off at speeds estimated to have reached 90-100 mph before police deployed stop sticks near I-295.

Police say when the car finally came to a stop, the driver ran away and was chased down by an officer behind a Goodwill store. 

JSO did not give any further information about what happened in the final moments before the shooting that led to a single shot being fired by the officer. The suspect was hit in the leg and is expected to recover, police say.

The six other people inside the vehicle were all questioned at the scene.

The investigation is on-going.

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