A shooting at a high school football game in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday night left one person dead and two injured, officials said.
“The best information we have so far is that we have a single black male shooter, and we are working to get a more refined description. During the game there were some disturbances and fights that took place as it was winding to a close, so we will be investigating whether or not that factored in to it. It’s just too early to say if that’s directly affecting this.” ~ Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office director Ron Lendvay
Fox News reports that during the game some disturbances and fights took place among the spectators, but Lendvay said it was too soon to determine if those confrontations were related to the shooting.
“It was probably about 15 minutes from my staff leaving for the night. I would say about three-fourths of the stadium had already left, and the football team had just made it to the locker room. A lot of the individuals who were remaining were family members waiting on the players to get dressed to leave.” Jacksonville Local News
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.@ActionNewsJax is standing by for a briefing from #JSO on the triple shooting that left one dead at Raines High after the football game vs. Lee High. We will bring it to you live on air & online when it happens. @WOKVNews @CBSNews #Florida #Jacksonville @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/Wjk5K2Tst5
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Police do not know the motive at this time and we pray for the family of the deceased and the two that were injured during the game.
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