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JSO: Man dead, another critically injured following failed drug deal in Panama Park

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating 2 shooting scenes within less than a mile of each other.


Police said that at around 9:30 p.m. Monday, patrol officers were dispatched to Evergreen Place to calls about a shooting. While en route, the officers got an additional call about a person shot on East 48th Street.

When officers arrived at the East 48th Street scene, they located a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound to his head. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department transported the victim to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

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At the same time, officers arrived at the Evergreen Place scene and found a man in his 30s who made the initial 911 call. He showed officers a car where a man in his 20s was slumped over in a car. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department pronounced the victim dead inside the car.

Detectives said that one person is being interviewed at the police station.

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From that testimony and information at the scene, detectives think a man possibly went to purchase narcotics from dealers he knows. At some point, an argument happened and a firearm was pulled out by one of the individuals. During a struggle over the firearm, 2 people were shot, and one of them is dead.

JSO said that the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500, email or call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

Action News Jax will continue to follow the story and will update you as events unfold.

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