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Police: Man shot to death at Southside Boulevard apartment complex

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man with several gunshot wounds was found dead Friday morning in the parking lot of the Lakeside Apartments and Jacksonville police are looking for the shooter.

A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office homicide detective said the victim was found about 10:30 a.m. -- shortly after police received two reports of gunfire at the complex on Southside Boulevard between Interstate 95 and Baymeadows Road. Witnesses report a man with a gun wearing camouflage clothing and black pants was seen leaving the scene.

Police said the victim had family at the complex but they didn’t know if he also lived there. They also don’t yet know whether or not the victim and suspect knew each other.

People who live in the complex are concerned the gun violence so close to home.

“I have two young boys. They play outside. I open the windows so I can see them, but now I am worried,” Joel Dabney said. “I don’t know what the story is behind this. It really doesn’t matter -- it’s that it happened. Very scary.”

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting or the gunman to call 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.


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