JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – 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 JSO, the man who was killed was targeted by the shooters who fled from the scene in a silver car. JSO is now 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 said. 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.”
A 29-year-old man was grazed in the arm and a 22-year-old man was grazed in the foot during the shooting. Both were treated by rescue and did not require hospitalization, JSO said.
A photo that was taken by an Amazon employee and sent to News4Jax appears to show shattered glass in one of the break rooms. The employee said it was caused by a bullet.
About 10 bullet holes could be seen in the windows of the building.
Emergency crews and crime scene tape filled the parking lot of the fulfillment center following the shooting.
What appeared to be a JSO helicopter was seen circling above the facility and the wooded area nearby.
People claiming to be family members of Amazon employees at the facility said on social media that employees have been placed on lockdown inside.
JSO is asking anyone with information that may have seen the silver vehicle or has information to call the Sheriff’s Office.
A photo of the car was not immediately available but JSO said it would provide a photo at some point.
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