1 killed, 1 wounded in 2 Arlington shootings

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.

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