Man shot multiple times leaves hospital to check on his car

Victim goes back for Dodge Challenger he left in Winn-Dixie parking lot

By Maggie Lorenz - Multi-media journalist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man shot multiple times Saturday afternoon checked himself into the hospital, then went back for the car he left in a Winn-Dixie parking lot.

Jacksonville police received a call at about 2:30 p.m. that a man arriving at UF Health Jacksonville had been shot.

The man told officers where he left his Dodge Challenger at the Winn-Dixie on Sago Avenue in Oceanway.

The victim, a man in his 20s, had non-life-threatening injuries and was expected to be OK. Officers said he was shot multiple times in his feet, back and abdomen.

Officers found his car in the grocery store parking lot with visible bullet holes, but they could not tell News4Jax if this was a drive-by shooting, nor if the shooting actually took place where the car was left.

The police activity was feet away from Luigi's Pizza, which surprised owner Paul Morgan.

"It's pretty unusual for this area," Morgan said. "It's usually pretty quiet, but I've noticed in the last six months, it's been ramping up."

The victim came back to the crime scene twice. The second time, he spoke briefly with an investigator through the window of another car without getting out of it.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office cleared the scene and told News4Jax the victim could take the Challenger.

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