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8/27/2018: Jacksonville Landing Shooting; Cole Pepper

Lindsey Killbride
Police cordon off an area near the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday.

Monday on First Coast Connect we discussed the shooting Sunday at The Jacksonville Landing that left three dead, including the gunman, and 11 wounded. Sunday’s violence came on top of a shooting Friday at Raines High School that left on dead and one wounded.

We spoke with WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride, UF Health emergency medicine physician  Dr. David Caro, Dr. Marie Crandall who was the attending trauma surgeon at UF Health Sunday and Ryan Thompson, who is the founder of the local gaming community Games Art and Music (00:32).

Cole Pepper told us about the latest sports news including the Jaguars preseason win Saturday over Atlanta, the Axemen winning the USA Rugby League championship and next weekend’s college football season kickoff (46:00).

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.

Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.