One Killed, 2 Injured in ‘Targeted Shooting’ Outside Amazon Warehouse in Florida
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A young man who was waiting to apply for a job at an Amazon warehouse in Florida was killed in a targeted shooting Monday afternoon, authorities said.

“This is not random. It was specifically targeting this victim,” Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Brian Kee told reporters during a news conference.

The 20-year-old man was fatally shot and found dead at the scene, Kee said. Two other bystanders also suffered minor injuries when two suspects opened fire outside the Amazon center in Jacksonville’s Northside shortly before 2 p.m., police said.

First responders arrived within 3 minutes at the reported shooting on Pecan Park Road. Two victims were grazed by bullets and were treated at the scene.

“A 29-year-old black male was grazed in the arm, and a 22-year-old black male was grazed in the foot,” Kee said. “Both were treated by rescue and did not require hospitalization.” Authorities noted that the shooting is not a case of workplace violence.

The two gunmen got out of a silver car at about 2 p.m., Kee said. They ran up to the victim who was standing in line with about six other people and opened fire.

“After the shooting, the two suspects ran directly back to the silver vehicle where they had a driver waiting,” Kee said. “We can’t tell who the driver was exactly but there clearly was another driver, a third suspect—and then they fled the parking lot outside.”

No suspect has been taken into custody after the shooting, police said. The identities of the victims were not immediately released and the motive behind the shooting is unclear.

“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,” Kee told local outlet News4Jax.

The outlet also posted a photo on its website showing shattered glass at an employee breakroom that appeared to have been caused by a bullet.

A spokesperson for Amazon called the shooting a “terrible tragedy” in a statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and all those who have been impacted by this incident. We are working closely with the sheriff as they investigate,” the spokesperson said.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding the silver vehicle or the suspects to call the office at 904-630-0500.