Clay County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting Incident at Orange Park Mall

On Saturday night, March 9th, around 9:30 pm, Clay County Sheriff Deputies, working off-duty at the Orange Park Mall, intervened to disperse and trespass a group of juveniles causing a disturbance. Additional on-duty Task Force deputies were called in to assist with the situation.

As the crowd was being moved towards the parking lot near the AMC Movie Theatre, a series of gunshots rang out nearby. Shortly after, a young adult male approached one of the deputies, stating he believed he had been shot.

Upon investigation, it was confirmed that the victim had sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. He was transported to HCA Orange Park with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has initiated an investigation into the incident. Sheriff Cook emphasized, “We have zero tolerance for violence in Clay County. Those responsible for last night will be pursued and punished.” He urged anyone with information to come forward, providing the contact number 904-264-6512 or through SaferWatch tip submission. Additionally, Sheriff Cook encouraged individuals with video footage of the altercation to share it via SaferWatch.

Expressing gratitude, Sheriff Cook thanked the deputies for their bravery in ensuring the safety of the county amidst challenging circumstances.

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