Man shot in back at Southside hotel

31-year-old found with gunshot wound at America's Best Inn


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are investigating after a 31-year-old man was shot in the back early Sunday morning at America's Best Inn on Dix Ellis Trail, just off Baymeadows Road.

"We found him on the backside of the hotel. The residents that were staying in the rooms heard gunshots and when they went outside, the male was there," said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Sgt. J.K. Lentz 

The man was transported to UF Health Jacksonville. Police say his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Investigators are trying to find out more about the shooting and who was involved.

Police did not expect to release more information on Sunday.