1 killed, 2 shot outside Amazon warehouse in Jacksonville

Jun 29, 2020

A 20-year-old man who was standing in line to apply for a job at an Amazon warehouse in Jacksonville was shot and killed Monday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Two other people suffered minor injuries when two suspects opened fire outside the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Jacksonville’s Northside shortly before 2 p.m., according to WJCT News partner News4Jax.com.

According to JSO, the man who was killed was targeted by the shooters who fled from the scene in a silver car. At last report, JSO was searching for three suspects, including the driver of the getaway car.

JSO said officers were on the scene of the shooting three minutes after the call came in.

The 20-year-old victim was standing in line for job applications with about six others outside of the facility when the suspects began firing. JSO believes the suspects knew the victim.

“We’re trying to determine what the motive was why they were after this victim. We have about 10 eyewitnesses that were both inside and outside of the facility,” said JSO Assistant Chief Brian Kee. “This does not appear to be a workplace violent incident that you would normally associate with workplace violence or mass shootings.”

An expanded version of this story is at New4Jax.

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