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Man shot at Arlington gas station Thursday dies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man found shot late Thursday afternoon at the Mobil gas station at the corner of  Arlington Road and the Arlington Expressway has died, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

Police identified the victim as Devonta Williams, who lived on Sunbeam Road. He was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries, where he died. Thursday was his 26th birthday. 

JSO Sgt. Robert John said it was unknown exactly where the shooting happened or how many times the man had been shot.  Crime tape was used to rope off nearby Bert Road, next to Arlington Village Apartments, while detectives with the JSO Homicide Unit investigated.

"It's within the crime scene area," John said. "So we're attempting to locate video in those businesses."

No one else was injured. As of Thursday evening, police were searching the area for any witnesses.

"As you can see, (there's) a lot of foot traffic -- just trying to determine if anybody ever saw anything," John said.

Uber driver Dennis Wilson told News4Jax that there's been a lot of crime in the area lately. 

"There's a gang always standing out here at the Mobil gas station all the time. There's always shootings back there on Bert Road. I mean, it's just a rough neighborhood," Wilson said.

According to the JSO crime mapping tool, 50 crimes, including 17 assaults and 10 burglaries, have been reported since Nov. 1 within a half-mile of the scene. 

Homicide detectives continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.