JSO: Man with gunshot wound crashes car, dies from injuries

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who crashed his car through a fence at the intersection of Franklin and 4th streets on Jacksonville’s Eastside was suffering from a gunshot wound and died at a hospital, police said.

Police and paramedics were called to the intersection about 1:26 a.m. Saturday because of the crash.

Police said the driver had been hit by gunfire and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Scene of car crash on Franklin Street. (Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has not yet identified where the shooting took place.

It was the 115th homicide in Jacksonville this year, according to News4Jax records.

Police interviewed one person who witnessed the crash. They’re asking anyone with any information to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

Scene of shooting on 3800 block of Baymeadows Road. (Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

A second shooting happened overnight on Baymeadows Road near San Jose Boulevard in the Goodby’s Creek area.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, officers arrived at the scene around 4 a.m. to find a man in his 40s with a gunshot wound to his chest. The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He is in stable condition and is expected to be OK.

Police said the shooting took place in an alleyway behind businesses in the area.

Right now, it’s not clear what led up to the shooting and no suspect information has been released.

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