JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man is in life-threatening condition after a large dispute lead to a shooting at a Westside gas station.

Sgt. Michael Paul with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said many people were involved in an argument near Big Discount Beverage and Gas on Melvin Road and Ricker Road Thursday afternoon.

During the dispute, shots were fired and eye witnesses report seeing a large number of people fleeing the scene.

Two victims were hit.. One black male was transported to Shands to undergo emergency surgery.

Paul said he was in serious condition when the victim left the scene.

The other man was struck by a bullet.

JSO said they do not know the cause of the argument nor the cause of the gunfire.

They are asking anyone with information relating to the incident to contact the Sherrif's Office at (904) 633-0500 or call Crimestoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.