• Police: 6 people shot, 3 critically, near Jacksonville Jaguars stadium

    By: Bob D'Angelo , Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Six people were shot -- three critically -- near the football stadium where the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars play, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

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    The shooting happened “outside the stadium footprint” while a game was underway, but did not impact the football game, authorities said.

    Update 5:40 p.m. EDT Oct. 21: Jacksonville police released a photo of the vehicle used in the drive-by shooting Sunday that injured six people, three of them critically.

    Investigators believe the suspects were driving a silver gray  four-door sedan, and that the victims were intentionally targeted.

    Update 3:31 p.m. EDT Oct. 21: The shooting occurred on a sidewalk at 12:35 p.m., a spokesman for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference Sunday. The victims -- five men, one woman -- ranged in ages from “their 20s to 70s,” the spokesman said. The vehicle carrying the suspect or suspects was a silver gray sedan and possibly a Nissan Altima or Maxima, the Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

    Authorities said the shots appeared to come from the passenger’s side of the vehicle. The spokesman said the shooting could be gang-related.

    Update 3:28 p.m. EDT Oct. 21: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that six adults were shot, with three people in critical condition. The Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was driving a gray-silver four-door vehicle.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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