A shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, has left four people dead, including the shooter, in what officials are describing as a racially motivated crime.
The shooting happened at Kings Road and Canal Street in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday afternoon when an unnamed male entered a Dollar General a little after 1 p.m. armed with an AR-style rifle and a handgun, according to Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters, who added the shooter was wearing a tactical vest.
According to the report, a SWAT team was seen near a Dollar General in the area and working with a potential standoff involving an armed suspect who was barricaded inside the store.
Waters said that two male victims and one female victim was killed, adding that they were all Black. After killing the three victims, the suspect took his life, he said.
Jacksonville police officers block the perimeter of the scene of a mass shooting, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
“Plainly put, the shooting was racially motivated and he hated black people,” Waters said.
Waters said the shooter had authored “several manifestos,” with one to his parents, another to media, and a