Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Drive-By Shooting Injures Man; He Was Taken to Shands after Being Hit in Leg Twice

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Drive-By Shooting Injures Man; He Was Taken to Shands after Being Hit in Leg Twice

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A drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon left a man with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The man, who has not been identified, was sitting with two or three friends in front of a house near the intersection of McMillan and Ninth streets.

Shortly before 5 p.m., a white car - reported as either a Toyota or Lexus - pulled up, and someone in the car fired several rounds from a handgun, police said.

The man was hit in the leg twice, and his friends took him to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

Timothy Gibbons


A woman was in critical condition Friday night after a shooting near 20th and Fairfax streets that police are preliminarily saying was accidental.

About 11 p.m. the woman was transported by her friends to Shands Jacksonville hospital, saidaSgt. Michael Paul of the Sheriff's Office. She was shot in the torso.

No suspects were in custody early Saturday, and Paul said the friends were being interviewed. Nobody in the neighborhood reported hearing any gunshots, and no one called 911.

Although the investigation is ongoing, the Sheriff's Office issued an update advising it appears from all witness accounts that the shooting was accidental. The unidentified victim was in stable condition early Saturday and her account was consistent with witnesses.

The Times-Union


A 32-year-old man was charged with counterfeiting about 350 DVDs with the intent to sell them after police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle about 12:45 p.m. Friday in Jacksonville.

Police arrested Prince Antwan Johnson after officers arrived at the scene of Moncrief Coin Laundry, 4928 Moncrief Road. A police report said while officers were looking for a reported stolen vehicle in the area, they saw Johnson standing near the doorway to the business.

When police questioned Johnson, an officer noticed several DVDs on a counter inside the laundry along with a DVD burner. Johnson said he was burning the DVDs for his girlfriend but as officers looked at the counter closer, they found hundreds of DVDs in clear plastic wrappers and some had paper labels on them looking like counterfeits so they arrested Johnson, the report said. …

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