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5 shot, 1 killed in Jacksonville over 7 hours, police say

JSO: Man killed in 1 shooting, young person wounded in another

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three unrelated shootings were reported to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, resulting in five people shot, one of whom was fatally wounded.

The most recent shooting happened around 7:50 p.m. at the Hilltop Village apartments on West 45th Street in Moncrief, a part of town known for violent crime. 

According to police, a man was found shot in the courtyard of the apartment complex. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and was expected to survive.

There were no witnesses to the shooting, police said. A black vehicle was seen leaving the scene, but no specific description was given.

The man shot was not identified.

Man found shot to death on Westside

Around 2:45 p.m., Jacksonville police were sent to investigate a shooting at an apartment complex on Jammes Road.

When officers arrived, they found the body of a 25-year-old man between two buildings. Investigators said he was shot to death.

Police were talking to several witness hoping to learn a motive and figure out who shot the man. He, too, was not immediately identified.

3 people shot, including juvenile

Police were working to determine where a shooting took place that left a 17-year-old and two 19-year-olds wounded Wednesday evening.

On Thursday, the Sheriff's Office revealed the triple shooting sparked from a previous dispute earlier in the day between two groups of people.

The three teenagers were shot during a drive-by near the Old Kings Food Mart on Old Kings Road. After canvassing the area, police spoke to a witness who saw a fight around 3 p.m. at the Plantation Apartments.

The witness said the fight was between two rival groups known to deal drugs and commit crimes.

According to police, all three teens were driven to the hospital by people from the apartment complex. They were expected to survive.


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