JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was found dead Saturday morning after police were called to the intersection of California Avenue and Noroad, which is east of Old Middleburg Road North in the Jacksonville Heights area.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, calls about a shooting first came in around 2 a.m., but a search of the area yielded no results.
Then before 7 a.m. Saturday, calls came in about a body in the road. Police said they will investigate the hours-long timeframe.
The man was declared dead at the scene. Police have not identified the man but said he’s possibly in his 30s. His body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Someone who lives on Noroad told News4Jax they heard some gunshots a little before 2 a.m. They also said they saw a white or silver sedan driving down Noroad toward Old Middleburg Road and turning right.
Police are working any leads they can as no one has been arrested.
“What we’re going to be able to do is come back, re-canvass the neighborhood later Saturday afternoon when people wake up,” Sgt. Edwin Cayenne said. “We do know people heard the sound of gunfire, so we want to make sure we contact everyone that called the Sheriff’s Office to identify exactly what they heard. [We want them to] tell us if there was any potential suspect information that they can provide, which will lead us down the road further in the investigation. Any information that they can provide to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be critical.”
JSO encourages anyone who has information to call the non-emergency number at 904-630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.