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Jacksonville Shooter Was Turned Away At A Local Historically Black University



Jacksonville Gunman Went To A Local Historically Black University But Was Turned Away

Jacksonville Gunman Went To Edward Waters University But Was Turned Away

The gunman who opened fire Saturday at a Dollar General Store in Jacksonville, Florida had been turned away from a campus of nearby historically Black university earlier in the day.

According to CNN, the shooter, who police are describing as White man in his early 20s, first went to entrance of Edward Waters University.

He refused to show some sort of identification to an on-campus security officer and was asked to leave, the university stated in a news release.

“The individual returned to their car and left campus without incident. The encounter was reported to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office by EWU security,” the school said.

‘The suspect put on a bulletproof vest and mask while still on campus, and then went to the nearby Dollar General, Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters told CNN’s Jim Acosta.

Armed with an AR-15 style rifle and a handgun, the gunman opened fire outside the store and then again inside, fatally shooting the three victims before killing himself.

The three victims killed, two were men and one was a female. They were all black.

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