Social Story: First responders targeted in drive-by shooting

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department were shot at in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said that about five or six firefighters were outside Station 28, on Jacksonville's Southside, pumping gas at the time of the shooting.

A firefighter was hit in the arm by a ricochet bullet, but the injury is minor, said JSO Lt. Jackson Short.


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JFRD Chief Ivan Mote said the incident could be a copycat of previous shootings on uniformed officers, not just across the country but locally too.

Firefighters were ordered to put all vehicles inside their bays and close the doors. An alert came over the dispatch system to alert the stations, a source told Action News.

Short said JSO is asking for tips from the public, asking citizens to keep an eye out on social media for anyone talking about or posting anything about the shooting.

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