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Man killed in shooting at Jacksonville's Townsend Apartments

Investigators believe the victim was meeting with two Black men at the apartment complex immediately before the shooting, police said.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One person is dead after a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the Fairways Forest area of Jacksonville.

The shooting happened at around 4:10 p.m. at Townsend Apartments in the 3500 block of Townsend Roads, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a Black man suffering from a gunshot wound in the torso area, police said. First responders rushed the man to the hospital where he later died.

Investigators believe the victim was meeting with two Black men at the apartment complex immediately before the shooting, police said. Following the gunfire, the two men fled in separate vehicles: A white sedan and a black sedan.

The shooting remains under investigation at this time.

If you have any information, contact JSO by phone at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-tips.