Gunfire erupts between several cars at a busy Westside intersection
Passengers in several cars were shot at each other before taking off on Thursday in Jacksonville’s Westside.
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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said it was surprised no one was killed or injured in the shooting, but is working to identify the suspects and victims.
“The light went green and it felt like my foot wouldn’t come off the brake,” a witness told Action News Jax.
A witness named Tracy said she was caught in the middle of the gunfire. JSO reported that passengers in multiple cars exchanged gunfire at the intersection of 103rd Street and Firestone Road.
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“All of a sudden, I heard a bunch of pops. You know, “pop pop pop,” she said.
Police said several businesses and vehicles near 103rd Street and Firestone Road were hit, but surprisingly said no one in the area was hit.
Action News Jax spotted at least 54 evidence markers scattered throughout the scene. The Exxon gas station was hit by at least four bullets, according to a worker.
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The witness told Action News Jax over the phone that she saw gunshots fired from at least two cars.
“I turned around and looked to my left and saw a black car, saw two guys get out of the car, they were shooting towards the gas station and you heard more gunshots after that, I guess, hitting back,” Tracy said.
It all happened shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday. The witness told us it was a chaotic scene.
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“I saw the car start to accelerate, they took a right on 103rd then they realized they had left one of their buddies behind, so they stopped in the middle of 103rd and they left him run to catch up with the car,” she said. .
Tracy says she’s lucky she wasn’t hurt.
“I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” she said.
Police also said they were working to find out if it was a gang. They ask if you have any information to call them.
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