Man shot in face on Jacksonville’s Eastside; police say they are questioning a suspect

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Police are questioning a man after another man was shot in the face Wednesday afternoon on the Eastside.

Officers responded just before 1 p.m. to reports of a person shot in the 800 block of Franklin Street, which is just a few blocks north of the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.


Police found a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound on his face. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department took the man to a local hospital and JSO said the man’s injuries are non-life-threatening.

Officers were able to get a description of the suspect, a man in his 40s, from witnesses.

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They found the man in the 1000 block of Franklin Street. JSO said he had a gun in his possession.

The man told police that he and the man in his 20s got into a fight. He told police he shot the younger man and then ran northbound down Franklin Street.

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Police said they are still talking to both men involved and witnesses before an arrest is made.

Anyone with any information about this shooting is asked to contact JSO’s non-emergency number (904) 630-0500 or those who would like to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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