JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Witnesses say a shooting that seriously injured a man on Sunday is the latest incident in a string of crimes that are on the rise in the Arlington neighborhood.

Police say they were dispatched to the 5200 block of Justina Court after getting reports of shots being fired before 3 p.m.

During their investigation, 23-year-old Richard Dahl was found at UF Health Jacksonville, suffering a serious injury. According to a police report, a witness told police she drove Dahl to the hospital.

Neighbors say the potential shooter crashed into a sedan while fleeing from the scene.

The incident is the third reported shooting during a 48 hour period in the Arlington neighborhood.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the community needs to connect with the department through its initiatives such as the Sheriff’s Watch membership program in order to help reduce crimes.