JSO: Child shot in Jacksonville is in critical condition

Child in critical condition after playing with gun with friend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said a child was shot on Alexandra Drive. According to the Sheriff's Office that child is in critical condition.

The Sheriff's Office said the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department took the injured child to UF Health downtown around 4 p.m.

The child is suffering from a single gunshot wound, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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JSO said preliminary information indicates that two juveniles were handling a gun when the gun went off.

Neighbors tell Action News Jax reporter Ryan Nelson the house taped off by police is a foster home to several children.

Nelson asked JSO about this, and received the following statement: 

"Marsy's Law was invoked so anything that could lead to the identity of the victim is not public record," said JSO Spokeswoman Melissa Bujeda.

We’ve also reached out to DCF asking if they are investigating the incident.

Police told Nelson at the time of the briefing that the people living in the house were being interviewed and so was the child that was with the victim at the time of the shooting.

Police said they couldn’t release information on where the parents were at the time, who the gun belonged to, what kind of gun it was, or the ages of the children involved.

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Posted by Action News Jax on Monday, June 24, 2019


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