Homicide victim involved in Riverside shooting Saturday has been identified

A man was found shot to death on Sydney Street near Willowbranch Park, police said. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was found dead Saturday morning on Sydney Street by Willowbranch Park in the Riverside neighborhood has been identified, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

JSO announced Sunday it identified the man through the community’s participation.

JSO is still working to identify a suspect.

Police arrived to the scene at 6:40 a.m. and found a man between 20 and 35 years old lying dead on the side of the road with a head injury.

Police determined he had been shot.

Police had no suspect information. They are interviewing people who live in the area and searching for any surveillance video.

Jacksonville police are investigating two deadly shootings that happened within just 40 minutes of each other Saturday morning. The first deadly shooting was near Sydney Street by Willowbranch Park in the Riverside neighborhood. The second shooting happened on West 5th street.

Stephen Hinchey, who lives 1 mile from where the shooting happened, said he’s uneasy about living so close to the violence.

“That time of day a lot of people are out with their dogs and walking in this area,” Hinchey said. “It’s pretty scary. Of course, we don’t know a lot of details, but I’m sure gun control would help with all of these shootings everywhere.”

The homicide was the first of two reported within 40 minutes in Jacksonville on Saturday morning. The second was on the city’s Eastside.

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Brie Isom joined the News4JAX team in January 2021 after spending three years covering news in South Bend, Indiana.