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Two teens shot in less than 24 hours in Jacksonville; no suspects in custody

by: Russell Colburn, Action News Jax Updated:

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Two Jacksonville teens are recovering after being shot within 24 hours of each other on the Northside.

Right now, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office continues to search for the gunmen.

The two crime scenes are less than four miles apart. JSO have not said whether the two shootings are related.

The two victims are expected to survive.

At 9 p.m. Sunday, JSO was called to West 45th Street after they say a 13-year-old was shot at least once in the lower extremity. Officers believe a neighbor may have taken the teen to the hospital, but details are very preliminary at the early stages of this investigation.

Police do believe there’s multiple people who may have witnessed the shooting.

Early Sunday morning, a 14-year-old was shot in the leg outside the Lavilla sportsman club on New Kings Road. The teen was found at a home on Spottswood Road around 3 a.m. Sunday.

When JSO went to the club, they could not find any evidence — or witnesses.

Jerome Jones, who lives behind the club, shook his head at the thought of someone so young out so late near a club.  

“A 14-year-old shouldn’t be out that time of morning in an area like this,” Jones said.