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Jacksonville SWAT Team Called Out After Shots Fired

A shooting in Jacksonville Saturday night resulted in the SWAT Team being called out.

Officers were first dispatched to 110 Creekview Drive in reference to a welfare check.

When officers arrived they heard what appeared to be a gunshot.

Police say they took cover, and that's when they heard another shot being fired.

The SWAT Team was dispatched and a perimeter set up.

Police say a person inside the home walked out and was taken into custody without any other problems.

No one was injured, but authorities are still investigating.

Here is the news release sent out by the Jacksonville PD:

910-455-9987 fax

SWAT Callout
April 11, 2009

At approximately 5:30 PM officers with the Jacksonville Police Department were dispatched to 110 Creekview Dr. in reference to a welfare check. JPD telecommunications received a call that the resident of 110 Creekview was despondent and wished for officers to make sure he was okay.

Upon arrival officers heard what appeared to be one gunshot in the area of the residence. Officers immediately took cover and while doing so heard what appeared to be one more gunshot. Additional officers were dispatched and a perimeter was set up around the residence. The tactical team was activated at the request of the on-duty patrol supervisor.

While waiting for members of the tactical team to arrive, the occupant of the residence exited and was taken into custody without incident. As a precautionary measure the tactical team proceeded and conducted a search of the residence to insure that no other persons were inside. The residence was secured and no other persons were encountered. No injuries were reported during this incident.

The incident is still under investigation. Members of the Investigative Services Division are working with the Uniform Patrol Division on this case.


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