Westside salon owner out of surgery after shooting, family says

Lonnie Lamar, 46, was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Westside salon owner is out of the hospital Thursday and expected to recover, after he was shot at his home and walked to a neighbor's house to get help, family told News4Jax.

Ann Murray said Lonnie Lamar, 46, came to her door Tuesday night after he had been shot in his torso.

"We called the police and we came back to the door and he was gone," Murray said. "He went back across the street to his own place and he was laid back on his front porch."

Friends said Lamar owns salons on the Northside and Westside, including the Lonnie Lamar Advanced Training Salon at the corner of Cardinal and Blanding Boulevards, not far from where the shooting was reported to police.

Police have not caught thee person who shot Lamar.

"I hope they catch them [sic]. There just needs to be something done," Murray said. "It's a shame because this is a quiet street."

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's crime mapping tool, in the past month within a one mile radius of the area, there have been:


Anyone with information about the shooter is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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