Man killed in shootout between 2 vehicles on MLK Parkway, police say

JSO still looking for suspect after deadly shootout on Jacksonville’s Eastside

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed Tuesday morning in a shootout between two vehicles on MLK Parkway near Haines Street, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said at around 11 a.m., a citizen called 911 to report that people in two vehicles were shooting at each other on Jacksonville’s Eastside.

Moments later, another citizen called saying that someone had been shot inside a vehicle and crashed near the intersection of 3rd and Bridier streets.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to the scene and transported one person with critical injuries. The man, in his mid-20s, died in the hospital.

Police said they do not have a motive, and they are still looking for the suspect.

If anyone has any information, please contact JSO’s non-emergency number 904-630-0500 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can go through CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS

This is the 19th shooting in the last six days and brings the total of people shot this year to 301, according to News4JAX records.

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