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1 killed in shooting outside Westside business

Witness says victim stumbled into parking lot after being shot nearby

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was fatally shot Saturday before stumbling into the parking lot of a business on Jacksonville’s Westside, a witness told News4Jax.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the shooting was reported outside the Take 5 Oil Change at the corner of 103rd Street and Tampico Road, which is east of 1-295.

The witness said they heard a single gunshot and then saw a man who’d been shot stumble into the parking lot of the business.

The witness said bystanders tried to help the man until rescue arrived, but the man died at the hospital.

News4Jax received multiple reports of heavy police presence in the area before JSO alerted the media to the reported shooting just after 5 p.m.

Crime scene tape could be seen around the parking lot of the business, but the witness said the shooting did not take place at the business, it’s just where police found the man when they arrived.

“That scares me,” said Jairus Matthews, who lives close to where the shooting happened.

Matthews was driving and pulled over when he saw the crime scene.

“When you see red and white tape, you only expect the worst, so I’m just following up to see if anybody needed any extra assistance,” Matthews said.

Some neighbors were blocked from getting to their houses while police conducted their investigation.

Orange spray paint from police could be seen on Tampico Road near the Take 5, and officers picked up green evidence markers around 6:30 p.m.

According to News4Jax records, this is the 101st homicide of the year in Jacksonville.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-055 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.


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