JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man is dead after a shooting Friday night on Jacksonville’s Westside.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a shooting on Shindler Drive around 11:55 p.m. Upon arrival, the officer found two adult men with injuries.
One had a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department paramedics took him to the hospital, where he died.
The other man had a non-life-threatening injury. He also appeared to be in his early 20s. JFRD did not take him to the hospital and treated him on site.
LIVE @ 7 — Police are on scene in Jacksonville Heights following a deadly shooting. Investigators say there were 8-10 people on Schindler Dr when a arugument & fight broke out. Someone pulled out a gun & shot a man in his early 20s. He was taken to hospital where he died. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/Zwh3EPBe7N— Brittany Muller (@BrittMullerNews) June 19, 2021
Homicide and Crime Scene Unit detectives say there was a small gathering of about 8-10 people at the location. An argument started and the suspect pulled out a gun. The suspect fired shots, hitting the two victims, and fled the scene.
JSO does not have a suspect in custody at this time. Detectives are still interviewing witnesses and people at the scene.
Police blocked all lanes on Shindler Drive near Marlee Road for the investigation.
“Large crowds, alcohol, and tempers flaring is a recipe for disaster,” said News4Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson.
Jefferson said when you’re at an event look for the exits.
“You just got to be careful you have to be cognizant of your surroundings and most of all you have to know where the exits are,” he said.
If you have any information about the shooting, contact JSO at (904) 630-0500 or email@example.com.