Jacksonville police: 2 men shot near Arlington Expressway

Witnesses say they heard argument minutes before double shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two men were shot Monday afternoon just south of Arlington Expressway, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Officers were called about 4:30 p.m. to a shooting on Arlington River Drive. Police said they found two men with gunshot wounds to the chest area, and the men were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At last check, according to police, both men were in surgery and they are expected to survive.

Witnesses said they heard an argument minutes before the double shooting.

Police said they believe the suspect vehicle is a red, newer-model, four-door Jeep Wrangler with a black hardtop. It was not immediately known whether the shooting was a drive-by.

Multiple shell casings were found at the scene. According to police, no apartments or homes were hit by gunfire, but a JEA water supply main was struck.

According to a JSO crime map adjusted to reveal reported crimes within a half-mile radius of Monday’s incident, three have been three reported cases of shots fired into homes within the last four weeks. During that same time frame, there have been 14 assaults and batteries, many of which involved a deadly weapon, and 10 burglary and thefts reported.

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