JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man died and another man was taken to a hospital after a shooting late Friday afternoon in the Lackawanna neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.
Officers responded just before 5 p.m. to Dignan Street after receiving a call from someone who heard gunshots. When officers arrived, they found a man, who had been shot several times, in the side yard of a home, said Sgt. A.J. Blinn, with the JSO Homicide Unit. The man died at the scene.
A man who claimed to be that victim’s cousin said he heard from people in the neighborhood that his cousin, who was in his early 30s, had been in a fight with another man moments before the shots were fired.
A short time after the man was found dead, Blinn said, another man believed to be involved in the shooting was dropped off at a hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and was taken into surgery. Detectives said his relationship to the man who died is unclear at this time.
Blinn said five people, who had been in the area when police arrived at the scene, were detained and were being questioned by detectives about what happened. According to the Sheriff's Office, they are cooperating with the investigation.
Friday's shooting happened just a couple miles north of where a man was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting Monday night.
Detectives continue to investigate the shooting that happened Friday. Anyone with information is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).