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Man shot sitting in car blocks from Arlington schools

Man shot sitting in car blocks from Arlington schools
Man shot sitting in car blocks from Arlington schools

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man in his 30s was shot three times late Friday morning as he sat in a car at an apartment complex on Landsdowne Drive in Arlington, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Police said someone pulled up in a older-model two-door silver Mitsubishi about 11:22 a.m. and fired several shots into the victim’s vehicle, then drove away. The victim, who was shot in the neck, shoulder and arm, walked toward the apartment building before collapsing. Police said he is expected to recover.

A woman told News4Jax she heard six to shots. When she came out she saw police everywhere.

Because the scene was about a block from the Duval County School Board police office, those officers also responded even though it was not on campus. Terry Parker High, Arlington Middle and Parkwood Heights Elementary were all briefly on lockdown, but that was lifted before noon.

Landsdowne remained blocked off at Townsend Boulevard for a couple of hours while evidence technicians documented the shooting scene and detectives looked for witnesses to the shooting.


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