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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting after a man was shot in the back Friday morning.

It happened on the 8000-block of Atlantic Boulevard near Century 21 Drive around 3 a.m.

The man told investigators he was shot in the back by an unknown person while he walking on the sidewalk.

The victim's friend took him to Memorial Hospital for treatment. He has since been transported to UF Health Jacksonville for surgery. Investigators said he is expected to survive.

The victim is not cooperating and has changed his story several times, investigators said.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS if you have any information about this case.

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