Police: Man shot in back, buttocks after dispute in NW Jax

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man was shot after a dispute became violent Thursday night in Northwest Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Police responded to West 5th Street just before 8 p.m. in reference to a person shot.

A man was found with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his back and buttocks, police said.

Police said the man was involved in a dispute with an unknown individual, who then pulled out a firearm and shot the man.

The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment, police said.

Detectives with the Investigations Division continue to look into the incident. 

Police ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's non-emergency phone number at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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