Mayor Donna Deegan spoke with Action News Jax on the Dollar General mass shooting that unfolded at the intersection of Kings Road and Canal Street.
Mayor Deegan told Action News Jax there were a “number of fatalities” following a possible shooting incident.
Mayor Deegan’s presence at the scene signified the importance of the police presence, as it is not common for a Mayor to be present at a shooting scene unless the circumstances are particularly noteworthy.
Additionally, a man was reported to be barricaded within the Dollar General on Kings Rd.
Mayor Deegan stated “One shooting is too much, but these mass shootings are really hard to take. And I know we are all focused on solutions here.”
Action News Jax has received numerous calls and emails from viewers on the ongoing police and SWAT activity at this scene.
Action News Jax is at the scene working to learn more details about this ongoing scene.
The police have been on the scene since approximately 1:00 p.m., and both the North and Southbound lanes of King St. near Canal St. have been cordoned off to ensure the safety of the public. People are recommended to avoid the area.
A source has told Action News Jax that at least 3 victims are dead, plus the shooter. We are working to learn more about this information.
A media briefing will be held at 6:30 p.m.
This is an ongoing story and will be updated when details arrive.
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