A man who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting on the Northside on Friday night has died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Ahmad Franklin, 53, had been in the hospital since the shooting near the intersection of Linda Drive and Kennard Street, a neighborhood that’s known to be relatively quiet with many senior citizens.
Franklin was a father, grandfather and a neighbor to many Linda Drive in North Jacksonville. Monday he became a homicide victim from a shooting that neighbors say was senseless.
Franklin’s family says they are devastated, and one of his closest neighbors says she wants want the people responsible to come forward.
On Dec. 20, Ahmad Miles Franklin, 53, was waiting outside for a child to return home about 7:30 p.m. when two men near Linda Drive and Kennard Street started shooting. Franklin was hit by three bullets and ran inside his home on Linda Drive. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.