JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man was shot and killed outside of a church on the 100 block of Church Street on Sunday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Several people in the area called 911 after the man was shot in the middle of the street. The victim is believed to be African American and between the ages of 30 and 35 years old.
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"Lately, there [has been] an esvalation of instances inside the church with people coming in, being disruptive during mass [and] quite frankly it's become a concern of people who attend," Chris LaDuke, a church member, said.
Police are working to identify the man and find the person who pulled the trigger.
Action News Jax watched LaDuke and other families walk past police tape on their way into Sunday mass. He is asking for increased police patrol during this time.
“I hope this is a wakeup call for everybody,” LaDuke said. “I don’t know what the answers are, we certainly don’t want to discriminate. We want to be charitable, but at the same time there should be a priority to protecting the people who are attending mass here.”
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