Neighbors say a teenager died in shooting on Eastside

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide scene on Bridier Street

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Homicide detectives said a young man shot multiple times Sunday evening on Jacksonville’s Eastside has died.

Officers responded to the 911 call from the Oakland Terrace Apartments on Bridier Street, just west of Haines Street, around 6:40 p.m. Neighbors told News4Jax they heard eight or nine shots fired.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office did not release the victim’s identity but said he was approximately 18 years old, though a sergeant at the scene could not confirm his exact age. Officers could not confirm if the young man lived at the apartment complex where he died.

Detectives said what led to the shooting remained under investigation but they did not have any indication this was a drive-by shooting.

Homicide investigators were searching for any witnesses or surveillance video in the area. No suspect information has been released.

Neighbors we talked with said this apartment complex has had issues in years past, but it was recently renovated and its troubles seemed to have quieted down.

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