JSO: 72-year-old man shot to death, found in backyard in Mid-Westside neighborhood

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville police found a 72-year-old man with gunshot wounds in the back of a residence in the 2100 block of West 14th Street on Saturday. The man was pronounced deceased after being transported to the hospital.

Police believe the victim was shot by a pistol in the chest at least two times.

According to witnesses, a Black man in his 30s wearing a dark-colored hoodie was seen fleeing the scene after gunshots were heard. The man got inside a black or brown SUV and drove westbound towards North Canal Street.

At this time, no other suspects have been detained. The gun has also not been recovered.

This is an active investigation and police are asking anyone with any information to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500.

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