Man dies after shooting in Brentwood, community reacts

Man was shot outside of a church in his car.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A community is reacting after a man has died after reports of a deadly shooting in the Brentwood area, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

JSO responded to a call about a person shot at the 3300 block of North Pearl Street.

JSO when first responders arrived, they found  23-year-old Eldrige A Beauford dead inside a vehicle.

JSO said two or three suspects walked up to a car and shot him inside. They fled the scene in an unknown color vehicle, JSO said.

At this time, JSO did not say whether or not the shooting was gang related.

First Coast News spoke to AJ Jordan from the Jacksonville Chapter of M.A.D. D.A.D.S. regarding the incident and violence in Jacksonville.

"People should be able to walk down the street without getting shot, period, point blank," Jordan said.

The Northside Community Church also reached out regarding the incident, releasing this statement:

Our Church is saddened and troubled by the loss of precious life today. We offer condolences to the young man's family and pray that our young people will learn the importance of non-violent conflict resolution and the value of human life. Despite the amount of violence in our community we still believe that lives and this community can still be transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. Pastor Aaron.

JSO said they are working to identify witnesses and canvass the area for more information.

If you know any information about the shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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