Girl, 10, recovering after being shot

By Marques White, Weekend morning anchor, reporter, mwhite@wjxt.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 11:10:31 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 22 2014 03:02:24 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 10-year-old girl who suffered gunshot wounds to her legs is recovering while police are searching for the shooter.

Ravyn Johnson was found lying on the ground a few houses away from her own in the 2300 block of Rogero Road just after 8 p.m.

Several residents in the area said the only thing out of the ordinary they saw Monday night was police. They said they didn't hear gunshots and were surprised to learn a girl had been shot so close to their homes.

"I would not have expected that," resident Charlene Lundy said.

"You hear about crime but you don't see -- you don't hear about children getting shot," resident Nathan Brooks said.

The girl's mother, April Walker, told police she heard a pop and went outside to see what happened, then found her daughter on the ground. She took her to Memorial Hospital. The girl was then transferred to UF Health Jacksonville but was no longer listed there Tuesday afternoon.

People who live in the area said this shooting has them worried.

"I don't feel secure in my house," resident Monica Garcia said.

"I don't know. I'm concerned about the neighborhood now," resident Theodore Riley said.

Some say people around there need to know their neighbors and watch out for others. Meanwhile, they're hoping police are able to find the shooter and are thinking about the girl who was shot.

"I hope that all is well with her and her family," Lundy said.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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