JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One person was shot and injured Sunday morning near East Union and Van Buren streets on the Eastside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Police said they responded about 4:50 a.m. to the area of the intersection and found a man in his 30s lying in the road with gunshot wounds to his upper body.
Police said they man was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Jacksonville Police say a man in his 30s was found lying in the road after having been shot on Van Buren Street just before 5 a.m. Police are speaking with witnesses. No one is in custody. @wjxt4 https://t.co/8jVJbgOhhK— Brittany Muller (@BrittMullerNews) June 13, 2021
While police said they believe Sunday’s shooting was an isolated incident, a lifelong resident told News4Jax that she has heard gunshots the last couple of weeks and she wants to see more resources available to the community.
“It’s upsetting to see this because we try to do what we can for the community with different types of outreach and programs,” she said. “We try to make it better for everyone out here, but sometimes people have lost hope, so we’re doing what we can to make it better.”
Detectives continue to investigate Sunday’s shooting. At last check, according to police, no one was in custody.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).