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1 dead, 1 critically injured in double shooting at Arlington-area apartments

The shooting happened in the Carolina Village Apartments in the 2900 block Justina Road.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting Wednesday night at an Arlington-area apartment complex, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The shooting happened at around 6:45 p.m. at the Carolina Village Apartments in the 2900 block Justina Road.

When patrol officers arrived on the scene, both victims, two men between 30 to 40 years old, were found lying on the ground outside of a nearby vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds, JSO reported. Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department first responders arrived on the scene and rushed both victims to the hospital.

One of the victims was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other victim is in critical condition, JSO said.

Investigators believe the victims were sitting inside the vehicle, a white four-door car, when the suspect or suspects started shooting at them. 

There were 12 shell casing found in the area. A witness told police that after they heard the gunfire, they say two unidentified men running from the apartment complex south on Justina Road.

Police said they do not know if the victims were targeted or of the shooting is random. The shooting remains under investigation at this time.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call JSO's non-emergency number at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. You can also remain anonymous by calling First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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