Florida leaders, national figures respond to Jacksonville Landing mass shooting


Florida elected officials and politicians, as well as politicians and celebrities outside the Sunshine State, are responding to reports of multiple people dead and injured after a mass shooting Sunday afternoon at Jacksonville Landing.

Ivanka Trump

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Gov. Rick Scott

Attorney General Pam Bondi

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson


U.S. Rep. John Rutherford

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson

Mayor Lenny Curry

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis





Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum

Gillum offered a statement later Sunday afternoon: “This gun violence epidemic must stop, and we simply cannot let this become the new normal. Too many lives are being snuffed out far too soon in everyday places like our high school football games, movie theaters, shopping malls, and public schools.”

“As long as we let this absurd status quo continue, in which the gun lobby controls our elected officials, this bloodshed will continue. I will lift the victims’ families up in prayer tonight, and as our next Governor, I will do everything in my power to finally pass the common sense gun safety laws we so badly need in the Sunshine State,” Gillum added.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine

“I am horrified and I am furious. The shootings are too many to count — in our schools, neighborhoods and nightclubs. Our thoughts are with the victims, but we should all be outraged. Too many lives are destroyed, while leaders take no action. It’s time for new leaders.”

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham

“I am tired of hearing ‘when is enough going to be enough.’I am tired of hearing ‘thoughts and prayers’ from those who do nothing,” Graham said. “We need to end these mass shootings — and the only way to do that is to vote out the politicians complicit in this cycle of death.”

Alyssa Milano

This is a breaking story and will be updated as reactions come in.

Staff Reports


  • John Fleming

    August 26, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Was it drug or gang related- was it involving black-on-black violence a la Chicago?Were the perps muslims. Were the perps known to police?Was it a gun-free zone?

    • Chris Guerrieri

      August 26, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      Was there a gun involved? Sheesh

    • Phil Morton

      August 26, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      White Christian dude from affluent neighborhood and the area has metal detectors. Feel better now?

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