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Police: Argument between cars leads to deadly shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man is dead and another was hospitalized after a shooting Friday night that Jacksonville police said stemmed from an argument at an intersection on the Westside.

According to Sgt. Steve Rudlaff, with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, a caller alerted police that they witnessed the occupants of a black car and a white car in an argument near Buttercup and McGlothlin streets.

A few minutes later, Rudlaff said, a call came in advising that someone had been shot in the black car and that the car was heading toward the interstate. He said that at about 8:30 p.m., a patrol officer made contact with the black car near Wilson Boulevard and I-295.

Rudlaff said five people were inside, all believed to be between the ages of 20 and 25. He said two people in the vehicle were shot, including a 20-year-old man who died of his injuries at the scene. He said a 25-year-old man was shot in the hand, and that he was hospitalized and expected to recover.

“We are possibly looking for an outstanding white vehicle. There was some type of dispute, beef, argument that took place. There are multiple rounds fired into this vehicle -- over 20 shots,” Rudlaff said.

Rudlaff asked anyone with information or video of the incident to come forward to authorities.

“All we do know is that the black car was shot,” he said. “We do not know, we cannot say that there was anybody inside the car shooting back.”

The victims in the shooting were not identified.


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