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Man shot while walking home in Arlington

Victim told police a masked man tried to rob him

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shot in the shoulder while walking home in the Arlington area late Sunday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The 21-year-old man was walking down Alderman Road near the Best Priced Food Store around 10 p.m. when he said he was approached by a man dressed in all black clothing, a black ski mask and armed with a weapon.

He told police the man tried to rob him, but he backed away.

The attempted robber shot the man in the right shoulder.

The victim was taken to UF Health and is expected to recover.

Police were searching for the suspect.

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.