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2 men hurt in shootings hours apart in Jacksonville

No arrests were immediately announced by police

Photo taken at scene of shooting Thursday on Philips Highway.
Photo taken at scene of shooting Thursday on Philips Highway.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two men were wounded Thursday in separate shootings that occurred just hours apart, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The first shooting occurred at about 2:15 p.m. at a hotel on Philips Highway near the intersection of Baymeadows Road, police said. A man in his 20s was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was unknown.

An officer described a person of interest as a black man with a thin build. He was wearing a black tank top and black jeans.

At about 5:30 p.m., officers were sent to investigate a shooting at the Avesta Mandarin Apartment Homes on Hartley Road, just east of San Jose Boulevard. A man in his 20s was found shot and taken to a hospital for treatment. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

In the second shooting, a person of interest was described as a white man about 5 feet 10 inches tall with blonde, shoulder length hair. He was wearing all black clothing.

Anyone with information about either shooting was asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 630-0500 or by sending an email to jsocrimetips@jaxsheriff.org.

An anoymous tip can be made to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-845-TIPS.

Photo taken at scene of shooting Thursday on Hartley Road.
Photo taken at scene of shooting Thursday on Hartley Road.

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