Three killed in racially motivated shooting at Jacksonville store, Sheriff says
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Jacksonville is the scene of another mass murder.

Multiple people were fatally shot Saturday inside a Jacksonville, Florida, Dollar General store, the city’s mayor has told a television station. A city council member says the shooter is dead.

Mayor Donna Deegan told WJXT “there are a number of fatalities” inside the store but didn’t give a precise number. Numerous police officers are in the area near Edward Waters University, a small historically Black university.

“This is unacceptable,” Deegan told the station. “One shooting is too much but these mass shootings are really hard to take.”

Jacksonville City Council member Ju’Coby Pittman told the station the shooter is dead. She did not give details.

“My heart is heavy. I am tired of all of the shootings,” she said.

Edward Waters University students are being kept in their dorms, the school said in a statement. No students or faculty are believed involved, the school said.

Further details were not immediately available. The city says it and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference shortly.

The shooting happened five years to the day when a gunman opened fire during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, killing two people before fatally shooting himself.

Associated Press


9 comments

  • Michael

    August 26, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    Ban all guns already. Japan has banned guns and they got 1 shooting every 2 years

    • Impeach Biden

      August 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm

      What do you do with the millions already out there?

      • PeterH

        August 26, 2023 at 9:52 pm

        Eventually they will run out of bullets.

    • Leonard

      August 26, 2023 at 10:50 pm

      Ignorance is bliss. E ver heard of the mass stabbing in Japan where 19 people were killed and 26 were injured (13 severely). Setting aside the Constitution for a second…if you take away guns the lunatics that commit these crimes will just use a different weapon.

      • My Take

        August 27, 2023 at 1:42 am

        Yeah, some will still manage to kill a few, but only very rarely a lot.

  • Earl Pitts "Earl Told Ya So" American

    August 26, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    Good evening America,
    My heart goes out to the families of those killed or physically/mentally injured.
    This is not the time for anyone including the Dook 4 Brains Deegan political machine to make political statements.
    *Jacksonville Strong* its time to support the survivors … not time to cast political stones at each other.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “So far Earl Is The Only Adult In The Room” American

    • Impeach Biden

      August 26, 2023 at 8:34 pm

      Agreed. My thoughts go to all those families affected by this tragedy.

  • PeterH

    August 26, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    Annually, racially motivated shootings and hate crimes are up 400% since Trump came into office in 2016 and gave these deplorables a voice!

    Republicans are America’s biggest problem!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

    • Impeach Biden

      August 27, 2023 at 7:27 am

      Of course there is no black (Democrats) on white crime out there.

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