JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An unidentified man died in a local hospital Sunday morning after being found him lying outside a car at the Ciel Apartments on Jacksonville’s Southside.
JSO said the man was found in the parking lot with injuries during an incident that was originally reported as a traffic accident. Doctors told JSO that the injuries on the individual were not consistent with a car accident.
It’s now being investigated as a suspicious death.
The scene was concerning to Tanner Campbell who’s been living in the neighborhood for just four months.
“It is very alarming knowing that it is in a safe neighborhood that we are in Jacksonville I just hope that we can get to the bottom of this and be more secure in this area,” Campbell said. “We’re just trying to be a lot safer. Locking doors, and locking windows and making sure this does not happen again.”
No one has been arrested at the time of this report.
Detectives are speaking with people who live in the apartments and hope to find surveillance videos that can help them solve this case.
One woman said she has a camera outside her apartment that faces the parking lot and you can hear gunshots around 2:15 in the morning.
Shakira Young said she ended up buying cameras after hearing about crime in the area.
They ended up being incredibly valuable and caught video that can help detectives with a death investigation.
“I was sleeping I heard two firetrucks and a bunch of police, so that’s what prompted me to check my cameras to see what happened,” Young said.
Video from Young’s camera shows two motorcycles come through the apartment gate. Gunshots are heard and then one motorcycle drives into a car.
Young said she wishes she knew more and is scared more incidents like this one will continue to happen.
“It’s scary and it’s more scary when apartment complexes don’t voluntarily give this information out in detail,” she said. “Tenants would be more willing to get cameras to help police.”