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Man dies at hospital after third shooting in Jacksonville Sunday, police say

The shooter sped away in a dark-colored vehicle, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man died at the hospital after a shooting in downtown Jacksonville Thursday, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

He was found next to a vehicle on the 800 block of A. Phillip Randolph Boulevard with gunshot wounds, JSO said. Lifesaving measures at the hospital were unsuccessful.

The shooter drove away from the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.

JSO Sgt. Hensen said that information about a suspect will be released once it comes available. 

Hansen says the victim was in his 30s to 40s.

The road was closed for about four hours, which impacted the commute for some folks living nearby.

"I heard sprinkling in my tree, like something was hitting the leaves," said Elisabeth D'Augerot about a shooting that happened in the same area the night before. "Like, three or four little things hit the leaves."

That sprinkling sound caught D'Augerot's attention while she was letting her dog out.

The sirens that immediately followed did too.

"I just don't understand why you need to go shooting somebody," said D'Augerot. "If you have a problem, act like an adult and resolve it as an adult."

As of right now, the sergeant says he isn't aware of any connection to the gunshots from a night before that D'Augerot heard.

"Most of the people who live around here like it peaceful, and people who are moving here prefer it peaceful, so it's just really annoying," said D'Augerot.

This is the third shooting reported Sunday so far. Around 2:25 p.m., police said a man was shot and seriously injured in the 5800 block of Jason Drive. And in the early morning, police reported a shooting in the Atlantic Beaches area on the 500 block of Orchid Street. 

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