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Jacksonville Shooting Victims Mourned As Racist Dollar General Store Gunman Named | 10 News First

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A white gunman who killed three Black people during a racially motivated rampage at a Dollar General Store in Jacksonville, Florida purchased the firearms he used in the attack legally, the city's sheriff confirmed. The 21-year-old man, Ryan Christopher Palmeter, had no criminal arrest history before he launched what police have described as an anti-Black hate crime, with racist rhetoric found in three manifestos written before the shootings. Authorities are investigating the case as an act of racially motivated extremism, with Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters saying the shooter's thoughts were "irrational" but he was "100% lucid".

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0:00 - Florida Governor Ron deSantis condemns Jacksonville shooting perpetrated by a "deranged scumbag", says racist hate crimes have no place in Florida
0:54 - Vigil service held for three Black victims of Jacksonville Dollar General Store shooting
1:17 - Florida state representative Angie Nixon says "racism is not a mental health issue" as she warns of people who will try to deflect blame for Jacksonville racist shooting
1:59 - Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan condemns racist rhetoric in politics that may have led to deadly Dollar General Store shooting
2:33 - Jacksonville residents say shooting won't stop them from going about their days
3:26 - Jacksonville sheriff mourns three victims of Jacksonville Dollar General Store shooting
4:13 - Sheriff's warning: "Do not look for sense in senseless acts of violence"
4:26 - Ryan Christopher Palmeter lived with parents in Orange Park, Florida, and had no prior criminal history before carrying out Jacksonville shooting
5:36 - Florida sheriff says "no flags" were raised when Palmeter purchased two guns legally - it's "very difficult" to stop someone with "hateful intentions" from carrying out gun-related hate crimes
6:37 - Shooter's manifesto described as "the diary of a mad man"
7:27 - Reverend Al Sharpton reflects on Jacksonville shooting on the same day he marked 60th anniversary of the March on Washington with Martin Luther King III

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