4 shot, 1 killed in overnight violence

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says 2 shooting scenes were at nightclubs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a violent Sunday night as the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was called to four separate violent incidents, all within a few hours. 

Four people were shot and one man was killed in the incidents.

The deadly shooting took place in Spring Park following a fight at a restaurant.

Customers inside the La Gran Parada Restaurant on Beach Boulevard and Emerson Street told police a fight broke out between several men inside the restaurant around 10 p.m. Sunday. It spilled out into the parking lot and that's when the gunfire erupted. 

The victim, who police later identified as 37-year-old Juan Acosta, died after being transported by friends to Memorial Hospital.

Police are looking for the gunman, who was described as a man between 25-30 years old. He was wearing all black clothing and could be in a dark blue or black Hyundai Sonata..

Police were also dispatched to the intersection of 32nd and Silver streets in Brentwood around 8 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found a man suffering life-threatening injuries.  He was taken to UF Health by JFRD.

Police said he had road rash on his arm, leg and back and his sandals were in the street next to him. He also had an injury to his forehead that might have been a gunshot wound, police said.

They have not released his name.

Just 10 minutes later, police were then called to a double shooting in the Escape Show Bar off Cesery Boulevard. Officers arrived and found two men shot. One was shot multiple times in the chest. The other man was shot in the leg. Both were transported to the hospital.
Although there were about 10 witnesses, there is currently no suspect information.

Police were also called to the Westside, where someone was attacked on Lacey Court.  News4Jax is working to learn more information from police about this incident. 

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