Man shot near Gold Rush Showbar

Jacksonville police say a silver car was seen leaving the scene

A man was shot at the Gold Rush Showbar Sunday.
A man was shot at the Gold Rush Showbar Sunday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – A man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being shot near the Gold Rush Showbar on North Main Street around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police said they are working to determine if the man was walking down the street or in a car when he was shot. Officers also say they don't know if the shooting was a drive-by. 

The shooting woke up nearby residents along Main Street. One neighbor, who only gave her first name, Kesha, said she had to grab her 4-month-old grandchild, worrying that the bullets would penetrate her walls. 

“I heard all the gunshots,” Kesha said. “It’s sad. My window’s right there, and we’ve got bullet holes in the wall.”

Police do not have a shooter description, but said a silver car was seen leaving the scene. 

Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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