New Video Shows Jacksonville Gunman Before Massacre

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FLORIDA – On Saturday in Jacksonville, an individual dressed in a tactical vest and armed with an AR-15-style rifle and a Glock handgun entered a Dollar General store and began shooting. The gunman, a white man, targeted and fatally shot three Black people, the Sheriff says.

The assailant took his own life after the shooting, Sheriff T.K. Waters said during a news conference. Sheriff Waters stated at a press conference, “He wanted to kill niggers.”

The gunman, identified as Ryan Christopher Palmeter, 21, legally obtained the firearms. The victims included two males and a female, with no additional injuries reported.

On Monday, Sheriff Waters released video of the gunman prior to the shooting, as well as surveillance footage from inside the store.

The unfolding of events indicates that the perpetrator left his parents’ residence in the nearby Clay County around 11:39 a.m. on Saturday before making his way to Jacksonville. At 1:18 p.m., he communicated with his father, requesting him to check his computer.

The shooter had written a series of “manifestoes,” among them a letter addressed to his parents, Sheriff Waters said. In the writings, he laid out his disturbing and hate-fueled ideology, providing insight into the motivations behind his heinous actions, as conveyed by Sheriff Waters.

This is a breaking news update.

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