Gunman Kills Three in ‘Racially Motivated’ Shooting in Jacksonville
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On August 26, 2023, a white gunman shot and killed three Black people at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Florida, in an act that officials say was “racially motivated.”
The 21-year-old shooter, who has been identified as Ryan Palmeter, texted his father to "check his computer" before the shooting which took place before 2 p.m., revealing dark manifestos detailing the suspect’s racism, according to authorities. The shooter’s father called police and sent the writings to authorities, but the gunman had already fatally shot three victims before killing himself.
“He hated Black people,” said Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters during a press conference Saturday.
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