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Posted: November 06, 2017

Teen shot after stumbling upon chop shop in the woods

A teen was shot after stumbling upon a chop shop in the woods. (Photo: ActionNewsJax.com)
A teen was shot after stumbling upon a chop shop in the woods. (Photo: ActionNewsJax.com)

By Danae Leake, ActionNewsJax.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

A Jacksonville boy was shot Sunday after he and his friends stumbled upon a chop shop in the woods, police said.

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Police said the 13-year-old boy was walking with some of his friends in the woods behind his home on Playpen Drive in Westside Jacksonville. 

The group stumbled upon up to five men in the woods who were stripping a stolen car. Police were told the men started shooting at the children when they saw them. 

The 13-year-old boy was shot in the leg as the kids tried to run away. 

Jacksonville police said they are still trying to locate those involved in the shooting, but found multiple cars and shell casings in the area.

Police said the boy suffered a minor injury and is already back home recovering from the wound. 


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