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Police find man dead, lying behind a Hyde Park home

Police say the victim’s body had a gunshot wound

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was found dead behind a home in Hyde Park on Saturday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department arrived at a residence on Red Robin Drive around 8:20 p.m. to conduct a welfare check on a man seen lying on the ground. JFRD found the man was dead. First responders said the victim had been shot.

Police did not confirm if the victim was the homeowner.

JSO Homicide detectives and its Crime Scene Unit are leading an investigation. During a briefing, the Sheriff’s Office said it had no suspect information.

Police are asking anyone with details that could help investigators to contact JSO either by phone at (904) 630-0500 or by email at JSOcrimetips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).