Several dead in Florida shooting: Mayor

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A shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, has resulted in a “number of fatalities,” the city’s mayor said on Saturday, according to local media.

The Jacksonville Police Department did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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Mayor Donna Deegan told News4JAX that a man had barricaded himself in Dollar General on Kings Road.

Jacksonville Council Member Ju’Coby Pittman, who described the incident as a tragedy, said she understood that the suspect was killed.

“The people in this community, they’re hurting and they have every right to. You know, this makes no sense. I am very, very angry right now,” Pittman told reporters at the scene.

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