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'Put your guns down': Neighbors react after 71-year-old woman shot in Northwest Jacksonville

JSO said the woman was released from the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A witness said a car was 'riddled with bullets.'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 71-year-old woman was shot in Northwest Jacksonville Monday morning, police say. 

Officers responded to 2000 block of W 14th St. to reports of shots fired, The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. They were notified about through the shot spotter system around 9:30 AM.

The victim was located and taken to the hospital. She was released with non-life threatening injuries, according to JSO.

After talking to witnesses, JSO said an unknown vehicle stopped in front of the victim and her vehicle, shot multiple rounds and fled in an unknown direction.

There are no suspects at this time, police said. This is an isolated incident. The victim was shot at least once, with a possible graze as well, police said.

"[I] Don't wanna live around here," Kavirus said, who lives near the victim was shot. 

He said he doesn't feel it's safe enough to go outside, sometimes. Kavirus said there are times when the community is quiet, but there are times he hears gunshots. 

"Put your guns down and don't take a life," he added. 

A witness reported a car "riddled with bullets." The sound of gunshots was so loud, one neighbor thought it was fireworks going off. Some people who live in the area felt as if the shots kept firing for more than 30 seconds. 

Neighbors said the woman who was shot is related to a 72-year-old man who was killed, last October. Both shootings, according to neighbors, happened at the same house on W 14th Street. People told First Coast News the two are siblings.

JSO asks if you know anything or have any information, please contact JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org or call 904.630.0500. To remain anonymous, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1.866.845.TIPS (8477).

Credit: First Coast News
Possible shooting on W 14th Street

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