Man shot, killed at Mandarin apartment, JSO says

JSO received several calls in reference to gunfire in the area

By Allyson Henning - Reporter, Ronnie Rodgers - Associate Producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - A man was shot and killed early Sunday morning at the Avesta Mandarin apartment complex, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. 

Neighbors in the complex on Hartley Road, just off San Jose Boulevard, called police at 3:20 a.m. saying they heard gunshots. When officers arrived they found a man shot several times in the upper body between buildings 10 and 11. The Jacksonville Fire And Rescue Department pronounced the man dead at the scene. 

On Wednesday, police identified the victim as 40-year-old Elias Martinez and said his death was being investigated as a murder.

Police are looking for witnesses and trying to find out if any of the people who called 911 saw the shooting. Investigators are also trying to see if the cameras on the nearby Ramada Inn captured the shooting. 

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