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JSO: Man shot and killed on Kings Road, gunman on run

Shooter described as 6 feet tall, short dreadlocks, wearing teal shirt

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Sgt. Molina said a man in his 30s was shot around 3 p.m. Sunday along Kings Road and died after being rushed to a local hospital.

The shooter is described as a man about 6 feet tall with short dreadlocks wearing a bright blue or teal colored shirt last seen heading toward Barnett Street on foot.

Investigators don't know what may have prompted the shooting.

A portion of Kings Road and Barnett Street was blocked off for the investigation.

Police also put up crime tape around the Sunoco gas station in the area as well as a Dollar Store down the street but said the two scenes are not connected.

One man who asked not to be identified said he saw the shooting victim fighting for his life.

"I just prayed for the family most of all," the man said. "It's sad this had to happen. It's life, but you don't get used to that."

Police said there's no information linking this incident with other shootings that saw three people be shot on 5th Street in a span of less than 15 hours roughly a week ago. 

Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is urged to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or to remain anonymous and possibly qualify for a reward, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8644).

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