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Police ID man gunned down in Wesconnett

Neighbors heard several gun shots; body found in yard

Death on Timuquana Road
Death on Timuquana Road

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are looking for three men who may be involved in a deadly shooting on the Westside.

Sgt. Jay Farhat said a man in his 30s, later identified as Ramon Antonio Anderson, 37, died after a shooting on Catoma Street in the Wesconnett area around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

A neighbor called police after hearing several gunshots, and responding officers found Anderson's body in the yard of a house that is under construction.

Farhat said surveillance video showed three men inside a 4-door sedan near the scene.

Bill Betts frequently takes walks through the neighborhood and said he's seen the neighborhood change. 

"Every neighborhood I've been to, something like this happened -- except for my neighborhood, that has all stopped," Betts said. "Police have been patrolling it more. When you get to fooling with drugs, women -- people just don't care nowadays."

Detectives are searching the area for the gunman. The investigation is in the area off Timuquana Road, not far from the Ortega River.


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