• Boy, 7, hurt in shooting in Jacksonville

    By: Action News Jax


    A 7-year-old is in the hospital after he was shot in the arm in Jacksonville, police said.

    Officers were called to UF Health Jacksonville at approximately 11:45 p.m. Sunday after the boy came to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury to his arm, according to police.

    Detectives said they learned the boy was shot at a home on Doncaster Avenue in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood in North Jacksonville.

    The boy told officers that he was laying down when he felt a sharp pain in his arm, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office report.

    JSO said it's unclear who fired the gun. Officers were initially investigating the boy's injuries as part of an accidental shooting, but on Monday night, police said they are still working to determine what exactly happened and the investigation is ongoing.

    The report said the boy's grandmother was home at the time of the shooting. She tested positive for cocaine and marijuana, according to the report.

    JSO is investigating.

    The agency is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 877 845-TIPS.

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