Man shot inside Magnolia Gardens home, Jacksonville police say

JSO: Man in life-threatening condition

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was shot Sunday morning inside of a Northwest Jacksonville home, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after 4:15 a.m., according to JSO, police responded to a home on Tusk Road off Edgewood Avenue West in the Magnolia Gardens neighborhood and found a man who was suffering from a single gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was in life-threatening condition at last check, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said the man did not live in the home. Officers said three other people inside the home at the time were detained for questioning.

A woman, who identified herself to News4Jax as the man’s sister, said her brother is 41 years old. She said he lives nearby and was visiting friends.

JSO said it does not believe it was a drive-by shooting, and detectives will be looking for potential witnesses and video evidence.

Neighbor Makita Hunt moved to the Magnolia Gardens neighborhood about a year and a half ago.

“It’s pretty busy over there — people coming in and out of there,” Hunt said. “I thought we moved away from this kind of stuff."

She said she’s now on alert, adding there are many children who live in the area, including her own. There’s also a school nearby on Vernon Road.

“You wouldn’t think that something like this that you would have to worry about that would even happen so close to home and so close to the children,” Hunt said.

Anyone with information about the shooting that could help investigators is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

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