2 teenagers shot near Brentwood

Published On: Mar 09 2014 03:38:39 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 09 2014 06:54:50 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a double shooting Sunday afternoon that left one teenager in critical condition.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said at about 1 p.m. a man on Springfield Boulevard near Basswood Street fired eight to 10 gunshots at two young people standing on the sidewalk.  The man fled the area on foot, according to police.

Investigators said the two victims about 16 and 18 years of age were hit by the gunfire.  One of the victims was shot in both hands and one of his legs; the second teenager shot in the chest.

Both victims were transported to UF Health Jacksonville, where the teenager with the gunshot wound to his chest was in critical condition.

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