The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) is investigating a shooting in the Arlington area near 7200 Merrill Rd. on Monday night, which stemmed from an argument.
JSO reported that the incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, they found an adult man with a graze wound on his leg.
Initial reports suggest that the victim was crossing Merrill Rd. when a confrontation erupted with someone in an unidentified vehicle. After a while, the suspect got out of the vehicle a short distance away and fired several shots at the victim before fleeing.
The suspect’s description is currently unknown. The injured victim received medical attention on-site for the leg wound and was later released.
Law enforcement is seeking information from the public to aid their investigation. If you have any relevant information, you can contact the Sheriff’s office directly at 904-630-0500. Alternatively, you can provide tips and information online at [email protected] or call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 866-845-TIPS.
Residents are urged to stay vigilant and help authorities ensure community safety as the investigation continues.