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Man shot several times in East Arlington dies

Jacksonville police say man died during surgery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Homicide detectives are investigating after a man shot several times at a home in East Arlington on Friday night died.

Jacksonville officers called to Tropic Drive East before 10 p.m. found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department took the man to a local hospital, he died during emergency surgery.

News4Jax spoke with a neighbor who said he was putting his child to bed when he heard at least three gunshots.

“Kind of alarming putting my daughter in our bedroom,” Carl Wingate said. “Took cover and looked outside and there were lots of cop cars within five to 10 minutes of the shooting.”

Wingate said he heard the gunshots coming from his neighbor’s home across the street and said the victim lives at the home with his family.

“They’re very good neighbors as well. Really quiet. Really nice,” he said.

Meanwhile neighbors said they are concerned, especially with little information about the shooter being released.

“What else can we do except keep our eyes open, and that’s why we’re out here. I went around knocking on a few doors,” said Adam Lewis, resident and HOA board member.

Lewis said this is the first time anything like this has happened in the six years he’s lived in the neighborhood.

“Our management company for the homeowners association and one of our other board members has been working with the police and we’ve got some security footage,” Lewis said.

Detectives are working to identify any suspects involved in this case. Anyone with information is being asked to call either JSO or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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