Monday Night Shooting in Jacksonville

A Jacksonville man is in UAB hospital after a Monday night shooting. According to the Jacksonville Police Department they responded to the call of a person having been shot in the 800 block of Mountain Street at 11 p.m. Monday. Officers and EMS arrived and found Vilas Patel shot in the back. EMS stabilized Patel and moved him to the parking lot of Pete Mathews Coliseum where he was picked up by a helicopter and flown to UAB. Witnesses told officers that Patel received a phone call asking him to meet a person. Patel drove to the address and was shot while in the yard. Jacksonville Police Department Chief Tommy Thompson says, the shooting occurred a block away from the victim’s home and the department is looking for more information. No arrests have been made yet. If you have any information on this case, you should contact the Jacksonville Police Department.

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