Jacksonville police investigate 2 shootings Monday night

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man is dead after being shot Monday night in a home in the Woodstock neighborhood just over an hour after a second man was hospitalized after being shot on the street in a separate incident in Northwest Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a man was approached by someone wearing a mask and dark clothing around 7:50 p.m. on Junior Street, near Smart Pope Livingston Elementary. The victim was shot and hospitalized with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The shooter fled the scene.

In the second incident, JSO homicide Lt. Gay said police found a man with a gunshot wound just before 9 p.m. on Huron Street just off Commonwealth. He was taken to the hospital but did not survive his injuries.

Investigators suspect multiple people were involved and fled the scene before officers arrived, but police did not provide suspect information or a possible motive for the shooting.

No further information was released, and it’s not clear if the shootings were connected.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to please contact by police at jsocrimetips@jaxsheriff.org, or through CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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