• Two teens shot in drive-by shooting in Jacksonville

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two teenagers are recovering from a drive-by shooting that happened in Moncrief on Monday.

    Police are searching for gunman who opened fire on a group of teens who were walking on the sidewalk West 27th Street. 

    According to JSO, a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old were shot. Both are expected to survive. 

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    Action News Jax reporter Christy Turner spoke to one of the teens, a 15-year-old, who says his older brother protected him from the bullets. He did not want to go on camera for fear of his safety, but says his brother took a bullet in the arm while shielding him from the gunfire.

    A witness told Action News Jax they believe there's more than one suspect because the gunfire came from the left rear passenger window. 

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    Police are looking for a white Kia, possibly an Optima with tinted windows. At this time, the motive of the shooting remains unknown. 

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