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Man shot in Woodland Acres neighborhood dies

Family says Tony Wilson, 38, was a loving and caring father of six children

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who police said was critically injured in a shooting over on Saturday morning has died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office website.

Family members said 38-year-old Tony Wilson was a loving and caring father of six children. They told News4Jax that not only are they devastated by his death, but also the lack of information about what happened Saturday.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said police responded with firefighters just before 10 a.m. Saturday to Oaks Plantation Drive and found a man with at least one gunshot wound. Police said the man, who family identified as Wilson, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police also said they have no suspect information.

Wilson’s father told News4Jax that Wilson was visiting his family on the day of the shooting, but due to the ongoing investigation, they don’t want to comment further. Family told News4Jax that Wilson was taken off life-support Saturday night.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with funeral expenses.

Man dies after he was shot Saturday morning on Oaks Plantation Drive.
Man dies after he was shot Saturday morning on Oaks Plantation Drive. (WJXT)

Saturday’s shooting continues a string of violence in Arlington within the last week. Jacksonville City Councilwoman Joyce Morgan is be holding a virtual community town hall at 6 p.m. Monday to get the public’s input on recent violence in greater Arlington.


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