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JSO: 2 men killed in shooting sparked by argument in motel parking lot

Police say men opened fire on each other during argument

Editor's note: Preliminary information from police indicated investigators sought a third person involved in the shooting, but investigators later said they're not looking for anyone else in the incident.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two men shot and killed each other early Tuesday morning during an argument in a motel parking lot on Jacksonville’s Northside, police said.

The situation started early Tuesday morning sometime before 2 a.m. JSO said they were called to the Gold Rush Inn on Harts Road about 1:50 a.m. for shots fired. When police arrived, they found two men with multiple gunshot wounds. They were rushed to UF Health hospital, where they died.

Police said the investigation revealed that an argument started between the two men -- one of them was in a silver four-door car in the parking lot of the motel and the other was outside the car.

During the argument, the men opened fire on each other and each was shot multiple times.

Police at first said they believed a third man was involved but later clarified to say that other people were in the area at the time but were not believed to be involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


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