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1 killed, 1 wounded in 2 Arlington shootings

Two shootings in one night in Jacksonville's Arlington area. One man was killed on University Boulevard North just before 11:30 Saturday night, and another was shot in the area of the Arlington Expressway and Townsend Boulevard.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man was killed and another man was wounded in two shootings Saturday night in Arlington, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Officers responded shortly before 11:30 p.m. to the first shooting on University Boulevard North, just south of Merrill Road.

Police said they found a man, described as being between 20 and 30 years old, suffering from several gunshot wounds. Police said he died at the scene.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators spent much of the night looking for witnesses, video and evidence in the area. Police said they had no suspect information.

Janie Martin lives in an apartment complex with her boyfriend and her young son off University Boulevard. She said she was in her apartment when she heard about the deadly shooting.

“I did see all of the cop cars. I saw the crime scene unit, and my boyfriend did get out and ask what happened because we live so close,” Martin said. “It’s kind of scary. I’ve got a kid. He’s 2, so were trying to not be like places like that. I’ve considered moving now.”

Police said the second shooting is believed to have occurred during a robbery.

Around 11:50 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office, an off-duty officer at an area hospital learned that a man had been dropped off at the hospital with a gunshot wound.

The Sheriff’s Office said the man, described as being about 20 years old, told police he was robbed and shot in the area of Townsend Boulevard and Arlington Expressway. Police said he suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the gunman was wearing a hoodie and he was last seen in the area of the shooting.

According to the JSO crime-mapping tool, two assaults, one burglary and one car break-in have been reported in the last four weeks within a mile of the first shooting.

The crime-mapping tool also shows that within a mile radius of the second shooting, there have been five assaults, including a murder, two burglaries, three motor vehicle thefts, eight acts of larceny and four car break-ins reported in the same time frame.

Anyone with information about either case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by calling 904-630-0500 or email jsocrimetips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).


About the Author:

Brie Isom joined the News4JAX team in January 2021 after spending three years covering news in South Bend, Indiana.