Jacksonville star high school basketball player shot on walk home, source says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A rising girls' basketball star at Raines High School is recovering from being shot Monday afternoon.

Action News Jax sources say Teyana Carswell, a senior at Raines, was shot in the leg on West 9th Street.

An Allendale neighbor who asked not to be identified said the teen was lying in the road after the shooting, saying she just wanted to be able to play basketball.

"That's all she was saying: ‘I can't play basketball, I can't play basketball,'" said the neighbor. "So, I just was holding her, trying to calm her down, praying for her, and letting her know, God is able. You'll be able to play basketball again."

Carswell was named the Maxpreps Raines girls' basketball player of the year in 2018-19 season.

Police say she was shot in the leg around 2:30 p.m. Monday. JSO says the shooter is on the run, and investigators are looking for a red vehicle.

The neighbor Action News Jax spoke to says the teen hoops standout recounted what happened.

"She said she was walking down the street and some guys was (sic) following her in a car," said the neighbor. "Someone let down the window and started shooting at her. She didn't see who it was."

Police say they need the public's help to solve this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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