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Man shot to death in car at Westside apartment complex

Jacksonville homicide detectives gather evidence, look for witnesses

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 34-year-old man was found shot to death in a car Tuesday morning at the Jacksonville Heights Apartments on 103rd Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police were called to the complex 8:30 a.m. and the victim was found in a vehicle near the back of the property. Homicide detectives didn't know when man was shot or how long he had been there when he was found.

On Wednesday, police identified the victim as Freddy Cintron, who lived on North Lane Avenue. No other information was provided other than his death was being investigated as a murder.

Detectives are looking for witnesses who might have heard gunfire or seen something. Anyone with information that could help find the gunman is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

Men shot to death in or near cars has become a recent pattern in Jacksonville. Of 11 homicides in the city last month, five of the victims were killed in or found just outside vehicles.