Jacksonville police search for shooter who wounded 2 men in New Town

Neighbors are fearful after awakening to sounds of gunfire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville police are looking for a gunman who shot two men in the New Town area  just before 5 Saturday morning. 

Officers responded to Acorn and Beaver streets to find two different crime scenes and two men wounded.

Crime scene tape blocked off the scenes, which were just a quarter mile. The shooting happened at one scene, and the other scene is where police found the wounded victims, just outside a car at an intersection, police said.

Both men were taken of UF Health and are expected to recover from their wounds. 

Homicide  detectives said they found shell casings on Broadway Avenue between Eugene Butler Middle School and the park across the street from the school.

Neighbors told police that the shooter ended up at the back of their dead-end street before getting away.

"They somehow came down here and thought there was an exit, but this is a dead end. I guess when they backed up, somehow they probably hit the basketball goal. Glass was shattered on the ground and the tree branch was kind of slashed off," neighbor Kenji Smith said.

The second scene is at the corner of Acorn and Beaver Streets where the victims were found.

There were at least seven bullet holes in the doors on the driver's side of the vehicle.

Police said they don't have any suspects or a description of the shooter. 

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.  If you would like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.