A man is recovering Wednesday morning after being shot in the middle of the night by an unknown person in NW Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says that around 3 a.m., officers responded to the 5800 block of Abelia Road in reference to a shooting.  

When they arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound.

JSO says that the victim was in the front yard of his home when another man approached him, wearing all black, and fired a gun at him and ran.

The victim was unable to provide any additional information and was taken to a hospital in non-life threatening condition.

Police say that the circumstances around the incident are unknown and the case will be investigated by the Aggravated Battery Unit.  

JSO encourages anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 630-0500 or call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.