Shots fired; man found in street dies

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:27:04 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 08 2013 10:46:19 AM EST

A man died at the hospital early Tuesday morning after he was found lying unresponsive on the street in the Moncrief Park neighborhood, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Sgt. T.K. Waters said police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1300 block of West 21st Street.

"When they got here, they found one black male in his mid to late 40s lying unresponsive on the ground," Waters said. "Rescue was called. He was transported to Shands Jacksonville, where he was pronounced dead."

Waters said some residents in the area heard several gunshots. When police arrived, they found the body of the man lying on the ground outside.

The man, whose name has not been released, was not a transient and officers were working to determine where he lived.

Neighbors gathered near the scene Tuesday morning and expressed concern to Channel 4.

"It's a shame, really. It's really a shame because you got people out here," Wilbert Staten said. "You've got children that play in this neighborhood and you've got so many churches around in the neighborhood, too."

According to police, no suspects were in custody.

"Next step is to canvass and gather information," Waters said. "Talk to as many witnesses as we can."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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