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Man shot in head outside Southside Estates home

JSO: Neighbors heard gunshots, looked outside to find dark-colored sedan

Hilltop Boulevard scene (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man is expected to survive after he was shot Sunday morning in Southside Estates, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

Officers said they responded about 9:20 a.m. to a shooting on Hilltop Boulevard, just east of Southside Service Road.

Police said they learned a man, described as being about 20 to 25 years old, was shot in the head outside a home. The man was in stable condition at a hospital at last check, police said.

The Sheriff’s Office said neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots and looking outside to see an older model dark-colored sedan, possibly a black Honda Accord, with gold rims.

Witnesses also told police they saw a man wearing a hoodie on the passenger side of the car, firing shots toward the victim who was outside of the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Based on what they were told by witnesses, investigators said that they believe at least two people were in the sedan.

Police said the home and vehicles in the front yard were struck by the gunfire. Investigators said at least five shell casings were recovered in the roadway area.

News4Jax spoke with Tony Grant, who has lived in the area for 10 years.

“It’s absolutely disturbing. This is my home. This is a pretty decent neighborhood,” he said. “To hear something like that, it kind of, you know, causes a little level of concern.”

Investigators said the victim is cooperating as best as possible, and they don’t believe the shooting is connected to any previous shootings.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate.


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