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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local man was shot in the leg near downtown Saturday night.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the man walked into Shands Medical Center with a gunshot wound in his right leg around 8:50 p.m.

The victim told investigators he was walking away from the Food Mart Store on 1035 Acorn St. when he heard 5-10 gunshots, according to JSO.

The man said he started to run down West 1st Street in New Town before realizing he had been shot in the leg.

JSO was not able to locate a scene or a suspect.

The investigation being conducted by the Violent Crimes Task Force is ongoing.