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Man gunned down while driving on Jacksonville’s Westside, police say

Multiple shell casings found at scene; police ask for witnesses to come forward

2 homicides Wednesday morning on Jacksonville's Westside
2 homicides Wednesday morning on Jacksonville's Westside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 43-year-old man was fatally shot just before 6 a.m. Wednesday on Halsema Road near Beaver Street on Jacksonville’s Westside, Sgt. Morris Halyard with the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit said.

Halyard said the man, who has not been identified, appears to have been shot while driving and it looks like the shooters were driving by in another vehicle, but investigators are still working out the details. The man died at the scene.

Detectives found multiple shell casings in the street, indicating multiple gunshots were fired. Dozens of evidence markers could be seen in the road near stopped traffic by the railroad tracks that parallel Beaver Street.

Police canvassed the area hoping to find surveillance video. They had no description of a possible suspect vehicle or the shooter.

“We would ask the community to come forth with any information they have,” Halyard said. “Our detectives are good at what they do, but we do need the community’s help in solving this incident.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

Detectives do not believe the Halsema Road shooting is connected to an earlier shooting 10 miles away in the Paxon area Wednesday morning, Halyard said.

About the Author:

Ashley Harding joined the Channel 4 news team in March 2013 and reports every weekday for The Morning Show.