2 in critical condition after separate shootings in 2 Jacksonville neighborhoods, JSO reports

Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened overnight, one of which took place on Blanding Boulevard where a man was shot in the stomach.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two men suffered life-threatening injuries early Saturday morning in two shootings in different Jacksonville neighborhoods, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Around 3:10 a.m., a man described in his early 20s drove himself to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach. He was last reported as being in surgery and his condition was unknown.

Before going into surgery, the man told law enforcement the shooting happened somewhere along 103rd Street and Blanding Boulevard.

Investigators responding to a report of shots fired at the location the man reported found shell casings there. The Violent Crimes Unit is investigating whether these incidents are related.

An hour later, JSO responded to a person shot inside a vehicle near 45th Street and Moncrief Road.

When officers arrived they found a man in his 30s inside a car in the parking lot of a business. He had multiple gunshot wounds to his back.

The man was taken to a hospital where he is also undergoing surgery for life-threatening injuries.

JSO had no additional information on a witness or suspect in either shooting.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office via the non-emergency number 904-630-0500, the JSO Crime Tips email (JSOcrimetips@jaxsheriff.org), or via CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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