Gunman Kills Three In Florida, Driven By Racial 'Hate': Police

The FBI would examine the capturing as a hate crime, mentioned Sherri Onks. (Representational)


A gunman pushed by racial hate shot and killed three Black folks in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday earlier than fatally turning the gun on himself, authorities mentioned.

The shooter, a white male in his early 20s, was outfitted with a tactical vest and armed with an AR-style rifle and a handgun when he began firing inside a Greenback Basic low cost retailer, Sheriff TK Waters mentioned.

“He focused a sure group of individuals and that is Black folks. That is what he mentioned he needed to kill. And that is very clear,” the sheriff mentioned, including there have been two male victims and one feminine sufferer.

Manifestos found by the gunman’s household shortly earlier than the assault “element the shooter’s disgusting ideology of hate,” Sheriff Waters instructed a information convention.

The FBI would examine the capturing as a hate crime, mentioned Sherri Onks, the bureau’s particular agent for Jacksonville.

The capturing was the newest in a spate of gun violence this weekend in the US, following lethal outbursts in Boston, Chicago and Oklahoma.

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