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Hate Crime Shooting Leaves Three Dead at a Dollar General Store in Jacksonville

Jacksonville's Sheriff T.K. Waters. Photo/Fox 35 Orlando

A gunman killed three people on Saturday in a Jacksonville, Florida, Dollar General store. According to ABC News, "All three victims were Black, and the suspect detailed a "disgusting ideology of hate" in writings, according to Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters." ABC News also reported, "Plainly put, this shooting was racially motivated, and he hated Black people. The gunman was armed with an AR-15-style rifle and a handgun and outfitted in a tactical vest when he shot three people -- two men and a woman -- before turning the gun on himself, according to Waters. No other injuries were reported in the shooting.

According to several news outlets, the shooter's name has not been released, but he is in police custody. He's identified as a white male in his 20s. Local authorities believe he acted alone in the attack.

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