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Police: Man critical after shooting in New Town

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was hospitalized with critical injuries Thursday afternoon after a shooting in the New Town neighborhood, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Doug Molina said police were dispatched to West 5th Street around 4 p.m. in reference to a ShotSpotter call. ShotSpotter is a gunshot detection system that’s used in various locations throughout the city.

Molina said the victim, who was not identified, was shot several times. He did not have a description of the shooter, who was at large.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or JSO at 904-630-0500.

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