Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

6 injured when gunfire erupts outside stadium during National Football League game

6 injured when gunfire erupts outside stadium during National Football League game

Police in Jacksonville, Florida, said that six people were shot in a drive-by shooting on October 21 about a half-mile near Jaguars stadium, TIAA Bank Field. He said the auto immediately drove off and that detectives had been checking surveillance video in hopes of identifying the vehicle and those involved. The victims are five men and one woman, and range in ages from 20 to 70.

"We haven't been able to interview them at all".

The shooting occurred about half a mile from the stadium, where the Jacksonville Jaguars were playing the Houston Texans, but Lendvay said the game was not been affected.

Some said it was a series of shots.

Authorities hadnt yet determined the number of suspects or whether any shooter was inside or outside the vehicle, he said. He added that authorities made plans to escort fans to any cars parked near the scene, allowing them to leave unimpeded once the game ended. The agency did not have an update on the victims medical conditions.

"In talking to the sheriff's department; they are going to beef up patrols".

Gov. Rick Scott tweeted that he spoke with the Jacksonville sheriff and "offered any state resources they may need".

The vehicle then fled westbound on Pippin Street.

A church was letting out nearby when members heard shots being fired on Jacksonville's Eastside.

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