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While Details Are Still Unfolding, Reports Indicate That Six People Were Shot, Three Are in Critical Condition
Everytown Research on Gun Violence in America is Available Here
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to the shooting near TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. According to reports, six people were shot near the NFL stadium and three victims are in critical condition.
STATEMENT FROM CHRYL ANDERSON, VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE FLORIDA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“I am heartbroken for all those affected by the senseless shooting today. We must do more to prevent gun violence here in Jacksonville. This horrible news is yet another tragic reminder of the work Jacksonville residents and our leaders must do to find solutions to break the cycle of violence in our community.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs