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Police investigating two Saturday morning Jacksonville murders

In both incidents, men were found shot dead near the road in separate locations in Jacksonville. Officials believe the incidents are unrelated, at this time.
Credit: FCN

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

Riverside area murder:

A man was found shot dead on the side of the road in Riverside early on Saturday morning. 

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the 2900 block of Sydney Street around 6:40 a.m. to find a man lying unresponsive on the side of the road. The unidentified man had a head injury that was later determined to be a gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene, officials said. 

The victim has not been identified but has been transported to the medical examiners office in hopes that he will be identified by fingerprints. Officials believe he was somewhere between 20 and 30-years-old.

Investigators are working to canvas the area, speak with neighbors and pull surveillance footage from nearby businesses. 

This is a developing story. 

If you have any information about the victim or the shooting, please call JSO at at 904-630-0500. To leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. 

Credit: FCN


Northwest area murder

A man was found unresponsive on Jacksonville's Northwest side Saturday morning. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating the homicide. 

JSO arrived to the 1500 block of West 5th Street around 7:20 a.m. to find an adult man in the roadway with at least one gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene, officials said. 

The victim has not been identified, at this time, according to police. His age and the location of his gunshot wound are also unknown. 

There is no suspect information at this time. This is an active investigation. 

If you have any information about the victim or the shooting, please call JSO at at 904-630-0500. To leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

Officials believe the incidents are unrelated, at this time.

Credit: FCN

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