Jacksonville Beach Bar District Shooting Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

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One person was killed and two others were wounded when gunfire erupted in Jacksonville Beach’s bar district Sunday night, according to local authorities.

Several suspects were still on the loose Sunday night when police warned of an active shooter situation in the Florida city, Jacksonville Police Sgt. Tonya Tator said: according to First Coast News.

One person was shot to death and the other two gunshot victims were in stable condition, Tator said.

A shooting at a Jacksonville bar left one person dead and others injured. News4JAX

The shooting occurred “outdoors” in the city’s beachfront bar district on a popular drinking holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, during the start of the Sunshine State Holiday. noisy spring break seasonaccording to the police.

“The Jacksonville Beach Police Department is currently working an active shooter incident in our downtown area,” the department posted on Facebook earlier Sunday night. “This is an active scene and we ask everyone to shelter in place at this time.”

The stay-at-home order was lifted around 11 p.m. while officers remained at the scene.

The shooting occurred in the city’s beachfront bar district, according to police. News4JAX
Police said several suspects were still on the loose as of late as police warned of an active shooter situation in the area. News4JAX

It was unclear what sparked the violence or how many shooters authorities were looking for.

“People got scared, you know, there were some people who were worried about getting shot.” one bar owner told News4Jax.

The police department plans to hold a news conference with more information about the shooting at 8 a.m. Monday.

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