Florida: White Gunman Murders 3 For Being Black

Florida: White Gunman Murders 3 For Being Black

A white gunman wearing a tactical vest gunned down three Black people at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday. All three victims died.

“This shooting was racially motivated, and he hated Black people,” Sheriff Waters said.

From the New York Times:

The gunman began his rampage at around 1:08 p.m. by shooting 11 times into a car parked outside the Dollar General, the sheriff said.

He then killed a second person inside the store before chasing some customers out — it is unclear why — and then returning to shoot at a woman he did not injure. He later killed a third person inside the store.

At 1:18 p.m., he texted his father to ask him to check his computer.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived, at about 1:19 p.m., they heard a single gunshot, which was most likely the gunman killing himself, Sheriff Waters said.

Sheriff Waters said the gunman had written “several manifestoes,” including one to his parents, in which he detailed his “disgusting ideology of hate.”