Official: 6 shot near Florida stadium, appears gang-related
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say six people have been wounded, some seriously, in what possibly was a gang-related shooting blocks from the NFL stadium in Jacksonville where the Jaguars were hosting the Houston Texans.
Ron Lendvay, director of investigations for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, says the shooting erupted near a laundromat at 12:35 p.m. Sunday and that five men and one woman ranging in age from their 20s to the 70s were rushed for medical care. He told a news briefing Sunday the shooter fired from the passenger side of a gray sedan driven by someone else in the general vicinity of the stadium.
He gave no indication of any link to the game, which started at 1 p.m. and wasn't affected.
Lendvay says any fans parked near the shooting scene would be able to retrieve their cars afterward.