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Police: Man killed in shooting on Jacksonville's Eastside

Tuesday marks 5th homicide this year on Eastside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed in a Tuesday morning shooting on Jacksonville's Eastside, and the shooter is still on the loose, authorities said.

The shooting was reported about 10:20 a.m. near Jessie Street and A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Officers who answered that call found the victim, described as an older man, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, the Sheriff's Office said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he did not survive. Police have not yet released his name and age.

Police said they do not have any suspect information to release at this time.

Eastside homicides in recent years

Oct. 2018 : A man was man killed and five people were wounded in a drive-by shooting on A. Philip Randolph Boulevard before a Jaguars game.
July 2018: A man was shot to death after a “Stop the Violence” rally at A. Philip Randolph Park.
Feb. 2018: A man was shot to death on Franklin Street .
Jan. 2018: A man was killed in a fight over a bicycle on East 11th Street.
2017: There were three homicides on the Eastside. No arrests have been made in any of them.
2016: Toddler Aiden McClendon was shot and killed in a gang-related drive-by shooting. Two teens were tried, convicted and sentenced to life . There was another homicide that year and no arrest has been made.

After Tuesday's shooting, crime scene technicians could be seen placing several evidence markers in the area. There were several items, including a ball cap, in the road. A police helicopter circled the scene for more than a half-hour Tuesday morning and was back out a second time in the afternoon.

A man who lives on nearby Van Buren Street said the sound of gunfire woke him up and he heard about 10 rounds.

A woman told News4Jax that she was standing in a parking lot when two men came running down the street and the man in the back kept shooting until the other man fell to the ground.

Others who live on the Eastside expressed frustration when they saw crime tape and police in their neighborhood again, as Tuesday marked the fifth homicide this year on the Eastside. None of have produced arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).

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