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Police: Man dies after shooting at airport hotel

The shooting took place at this Travelodge near the airport on the Northside.
The shooting took place at this Travelodge near the airport on the Northside. (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 40-year-old man who was shot Sunday morning at a hotel on Airport Road has died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting is listed as a murder on the JSO Transparency Site.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said it received a 911 call shortly after 5 a.m. about a shooting at the Travelodge Inn and Suites on Airport Road.

Officers on the scene said they located a man with at least one gunshot wound. Police said he was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he died. Police are calling it a murder.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS (8477).

This was the second fatal shooting Sunday morning in Jacksonville. Police said a person was killed earlier in the morning on Lane Avenue. There have been 77 murders this year. That’s down significantly from 97 at this time one year ago.

JSO is investigating a shooting on Airport Road on the Northside.
JSO is investigating a shooting on Airport Road on the Northside.

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