Racial hatred made a monster: three people were shot dead, also committed suicide


New York (Best Hindu News): A gunman killed three people and then himself in a racially motivated attack in Jacksonville, Florida. The sheriff of the city gave this information. According to a BBC report, a man described as white and in his early 20s entered a general store and opened fire.

Sheriff T.K. Waters said Saturday that the gunman killed two men and a woman. Mayor Donna Deegan said it was a racist hate crime. The sheriff said the shooter, who has not yet been officially named, had a light semi-automatic rifle and a handgun, the BBC reports. It is believed that he alone carried out the incident.

The FBI has opened an investigation into the shooting, which it is treating as a hate crime. Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan told local TV station WJXT that the mass shooting was really hard to come by. According to the Gun Violence Archive website, there have been more than 28,000 shooting deaths in the US so far this year.

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