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Police: 2 masked men seen running off after deadly shooting in Hidden Hills

Man in his 30s dies after being shot multiple times, Jacksonville police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two masked men were seen running from the scene of a deadly shooting Wednesday afternoon in the Hidden Hills neighborhood, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Officers were called about 4:30 p.m. to gunfire on McCormick Road near Dunes Way Drive, by Ed Austin Regional Park. While they were on the way, police learned that a person had been shot.

Police said they found a man in his 30s who had been shot multiple times in a parking lot of a small condominium complex. He died at the scene.

Sgt. Steve Rudlaff, with the Sheriff's Office, said witnesses told police that two masked men, at least one of whom was armed, ran off after the shooting.

Investigators said at least four shots were fired. It's unclear whether the man in his 30s was targeted. It was also not immediately known whether he lived at the complex. 

People who live in the typically quiet area were shocked.

"I never really hear about anything like that over here," Markale Ford said. "All you can do right now at this point is just hope for the best." 

The westbound lanes of McCormick Road were shut down about 5 p.m. for a couple of hours. Sky 4 aerials showed homicide detectives and crime scene investigators gathering evidence. 

The Sheriff's Office continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).