Duval County

Stolen vehicle caught in crossfire after shots fired at local Walmart

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating after shots were fired at a Walmart on Philips Highway and a stolen car was caught in the crossfire.

The car belongs to Arrielle Sibby and her husband. They say this is their second vehicle stolen.

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“That is very shocking. I’ve been living here for my entire life, and I’ve never experienced this before,” she said.

She told Action News Jax both cars were stolen just last month from their Arlington home.

JSO called around 6 p.m. to tell Sibby the car was found and that it is evidence after a shooting.

“To hear that shots have been fired — that is very scary. We don’t want anything to do with the car now that that has happened,” Sibby said.

During the shooting, the car’s back window shattered, leaving a trail of broken glass. The Sibbys pulled their belongings from the trunk.

Arrielle says they moved from Kernan Boulevard last July to their new home in Arlington.

“We came outside to get both of our cars and we noticed that my car and my husband’s car was stolen,” she said.

According to JSO’s crime map, at least ten car thefts and burglaries happened in the same area in the past month.

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JSO hasn’t released any information about how many shots were fired or where in the parking lot.

“It’s really overwhelming, to be honest. It’s really nothing that I would expect given I’ve been here so long and never experienced anything like this before,” Sibby said.

Sibby says the couple will hire a tow truck to haul the car out of the parking lot. For now, it will continue to sit there.