Police are investigating the Jacksonville shooting as murder
Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Jacksonville man on Sunday.
The officers were called to the 800 block on Hoagland Boulevard because shots were reportedly fired at around 5:23 a.m.
While the police were investigating on the spot, a man arrived at Passavant Area Hospital across town to treat a gunshot wound.
The 26-year-old man, who was not identified until relatives were notified, died of his injuries at around 6:52 a.m.
A cause of death is pending, the results of an autopsy are pending, but the police are investigating it as a murder.
The Jacksonville Police Department, Morgan County Coroner Office, and Morgan County Attorney are conducting the investigation.
No further details were released.
Police have requested that anyone with information contact Morgan, Scott & Cass at 217-243-7300 or online at morganscottcrimestoppers.webs.com or online at the Jacksonville Police Department’s Investigation Department at 217-479-4636 Crime Stoppers turns.