JSO: One person dead after shooting in Downtown Jacksonville

Jacksonville police are responding to a shooting in the downtown area. JSO confirmed that a man was shot and killed.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man is dead after being shot in Downtown Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting occurred around 6:45 p.m. in the 300 block of West Forsyth Street. Off-duty officers who were working nearby heard gunshots and responded to the scene. Upon arrival, they discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound and contacted Jacksonville Fire Rescue. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene.

JSO says they have identified a person of interest, but are not able to confirm yet if that person is a suspect in the shooting. They also say multiple witnesses are cooperating.

Anyone with information in regards to the shooting is asked to call JSO or Crime Stoppers.

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