JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local man says he was eating downtown when a stray bullet hit his rear windshield.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Action News Jax he was eating at Chuy’s downtown, then walked over to his car and found that the rear window had been smashed by a bullet.
The man says he called the police and an officer told him that 15 shots were fired less than a mile from the area.
“I’ve lived in Jacksonville for almost 20 years and have never seen so many shootings in the neighborhood,” said Jamilette Malibet.
This came after a Jacksonville man told me he was eating at Chuy’s near downtown when a stray ball damaged his car. https://t.co/DT66RIn88f
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Malibet is concerned that there is increasing shooting in Jacksonville.
“Knowing about a shootout near my neighborhood here in the city center is something that is very scary,” she said.
Within the last four weeks between Town Center Parkway and Butler Blvd. JSO’s crime map shows at least 17 thefts and two attacks, but no further shooting events.
Action News Jax requested the police report and called Chuy’s location on Sunday. We are still waiting for these reports.
A manager at the restaurant told Action News Jax he was not even aware of the incident.
Meanwhile, Malibet says the city needs to step it up.
“The city and the officials, they should do something about it,” she said.
“Each time they are closer to home, and I’m afraid someone will get really badly hurt.”
The man told Action News Jax the city gave him a voucher to replace his window because he was a victim of a crime.
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