Jacksonville man dies in Lake City shooting


A Jacksonville man died and another victim was injured in a Saturday morning shooting in Lake City.

According to a Lake City Police Department (LCPD) release, officers on a traffic stop were interrupted by the sound of nearby gunfire around 1 a.m.

The officers responded to the area of 877 N. Marion Ave. where they found two gunshot victims. One victim was inside a parked vehicle beside a residence and the other was laying nearby. The victim inside the vehicle was deceased and later identified as Brandon Jackson, 32, of Jacksonville.

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The other victim was treated on scene and transported to an area hospital. The identity of the injured victim is being withheld pending an investigation of the incident.

The LCPD Criminal Investigation Division worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to analyze the crime scene.  

“At this time, we do not believe there to be a continuing threat to the public in the area,” said Lake City Police Chief Gerald Butler, “While we continue to investigate the incident, we believe it was contained to the persons involved.”

The LCPD asks anyone who has information regarding this incident to call 386-752-4343 and speak with Investigator Greg Burnsed.

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