Multiple people dead following incident at Jacksonville Dollar General, mayor says

A number of individuals are lifeless, together with the suspected shooter, following an incident Saturday at a Greenback Common in Jacksonville, Florida, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.

The incident occurred at a retailer on Kings Highway and Canal Avenue. Further particulars weren’t instantly accessible.

Melissa Ross, a spokesperson for Mayor Donna Deegan’s workplace, mentioned there are “a number of fatalities” and mentioned extra data could be given at an upcoming information convention.

The sheriff’s workplace subsequently mentioned the suspected shooter was among the many lifeless.

Close by Edward Waters College issued a “keep in place” order for the campus Saturday, and mentioned authorities have checked all campus amenities.

The varsity mentioned there was no preliminary indication the capturing concerned college students, school or employees.

NBC affiliate First Coast Information of Jacksonville mentioned there’s a heavy regulation enforcement presence, together with SWAT and a helicopter, within the space.

This can be a growing story. Please test again for updates.

Minyvonne Burke

Dennis Romero

Elizabeth Maline contributed.