According to reports, the gunman fired at cars passing by a Dollar General discount store. He then reportedly barricaded himself inside.
In Jacksonville, Florida, a gunman was killed by police after a standoff on Saturday afternoon. This incident marked another tragic occurrence of gun violence over the weekend in the United States. The mayor, Donna Deegan, expressed her distress over the continuous mass shootings, stating that while one shooting is already too much, these larger-scale incidents are particularly difficult to bear. Although she mentioned a “number of fatalities,” specific figures were not provided.
Reports indicated that the gunman fired at passing cars near a Dollar General store and subsequently barricaded himself inside the store. A local council member confirmed that the shooter was killed by the authorities.
Earlier on the same day, a mass shooting took place at a Caribbean festival in Boston, resulting in several people being hospitalized. Additionally, a shooting occurred at a baseball game in Chicago the previous night, injuring two women. In Oklahoma, a 16-year-old was fatally shot, and four others were injured during an altercation at a high school football game.
Mass shootings have sadly become commonplace in the United States, partially attributed to easy access to firearms and a high number of guns in the country.