JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are searching for a gunman after a man was shot and killed late Saturday night outside of an apartment complex on the city’s Southside, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.
After receiving at least four 911 calls about a shooting just before 11:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said, police found a man dead outside of the Bennett Creek Apartments on Bennett Creek Drive near Salisbury Road at Bowden Road. Police said the man had been shot at least once.
Detectives said they do not know what led up to the shooting or whether the individuals involved are residents of the complex. The Sheriff’s Office said it believes the shooter fled from the scene but it has no information about that person at this time.
Police said they were interviewing several people who they believe may have information that could help investigators.
Detectives ask anyone with information about the investigation to contact JSO, either by phone at 904-630-0500 or by email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).
This was the ninth homicide in Jacksonville in August. According to News4Jax records, there have been 118 homicides in the city so far this year.