JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A man was shot several times during an apparent drug deal in Sandalwood early Thursday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Just before 1 a.m., a man in his 20s was at a friend's house on Foal Lane, when he told people inside the home he was going to step out for awhile, according to Sgt. Shawn Coarsey with JSO.

The man went to a cul-de-sac on Foal Lane and Coachman Lakes Drive.  The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said it appears something went wrong during a drug deal and the man was shot multiple times either near or inside his car.

The man's friends heard the gunshots inside the home and called their friend.  He answered the phone and told them he'd been shot.

The man was taken to UF Health at Jacksonville in life-threatening condition.  The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office did not have any suspect information at the time.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS or the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.