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Diego Alfredo Morales Perez

Age 16

Jacksonville, Florida

They called; help came too late

He was in a car with a man outside of Baymeadows Apartments when police say two people came up to their window and shot them both. Bleeding, they started the car, and drove across the street to the parking lot of the Fidelity Bank to wait for help.

On Dec. 14, 2018, Diego Alfredo Morales Perez, 16, died of gunshot wounds after a double shooting in Jacksonville, Florida.

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