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Rapper Foolio Hospitalized After Targeted Shooting in Jacksonville

todayOctober 7, 2023 7219 50 5

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Florida rapper was the target of a harrowing last night (October 7th) in his hometown of Jacksonville. Reports indicate that he was subjected to a shocking shooting, with approximately 100 rounds fired in his direction. Thankfully, we can confirm that Foolio is in stable condition following this harrowing event.

The first signs of the incident emerged through an Instagram Story post on Foolio's account, seemingly originating from one of his parents. The message, posted on Saturday, October 7, implored, “Keep Foolio my son in Yall prayers,” accompanied by a prayer hands emoji. The message continued, “He was shot last night in his hating city.” It's disheartening to learn that Foolio, whose real name is Charles Jones, has once again found himself entangled in violence.

Law enforcement sources have reportedly confirmed the shooting to WTLV-TV Jacksonville. According to these sources, Foolio was shot in the foot during the incident. The shooting occurred in the vicinity of the 3100 block on 18th Street W., near a residential neighborhood just a stone's throw away from the Paxon School for Advanced Studies. A photograph obtained by First Coast News reveals the extent of the damage to his black Dodge Challenger, the vehicle he was driving when the assailants opened fire.

It has been reported that Foolio has chosen not to cooperate with the police investigation into the shooting. Whether this decision was communicated directly to law enforcement or inferred from other sources remains unclear. However, it is known that medical authorities rushed him to U.F. Health Jacksonville for medical treatment.

A photograph depicting Foolio's injuries has surfaced on social media, providing a stark visual representation of the severity of his wounds. The image reveals a significant hole in his foot.

Charles Jones, widely recognized by his stage name Foolio, has garnered considerable attention in recent times due to his high-profile rap beefs, which have often been marred by violence. It is disheartening to witness him navigate this tumultuous path, not as an act of bravado or arrogance, but due to the genuine risks he faces. Our thoughts are with him as he recovers from this latest traumatic experience, and we hope for his well-being and safety moving forward.

For the latest updates on Foolio and additional news, stay tuned to as we continue to monitor this evolving situation.

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