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Police search for gunman after two shot at local restaurant

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Updated: 8/05/2013 12:37 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police are searching for the person behind a shooting and attempted armed robbery at a local restaurant.

Two people were shot at the Applebee's on the 6000 block of 103rd Street on Sunday.

Police said the business closed at 2 a.m., and a group of people continued to hang out on the benches in front of the restaurant.

Police said the shooter approached the group and asked for money like a panhandler, so one person gave him $2. They said he began to walk away but turned around with a pistol and demanded wallets and phones. When the people in the group said they didn't have any money for him, one person was shot in the chest, and a second person was shot in the chin.

The gunman ran off. The victims were taken to a local hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Investigators are looking for a gold or tan sedan from the late 1990s or early 2000s. They said it may be a Buick LeSabre with tinted windows and a broken trunk that prevents it from closing.

Anyone with information can give an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.  You will be eligible for a reward if your tip leads to an arrest.
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Realchange - 8/5/2013 5:24 PM
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When black people shoot white people its not racial. When a white person has to defend themselves from a black thug suddenly it's time to riot and kill people. Black people do sometimes get discriminated against, yet they hands down are the race that has the most crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. To me it appears black people are making statement shoot a thug, and we will kill bunch white people pretending to be robberies as retaliation and there is nothing you can do.

Old Dog - 8/5/2013 12:57 PM
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What we really need is for the court system to stop making plea deals with violent repeat offenders and start enforcing the 10-20-life gun laws already in place. I am also for executing any repeat offender who has more than three violent crimes on their record. Three strikes and on the forth conviction these uncivilized animals should be taking out and publicly executed, like we would any other sick animal. Then I would also like to see the families of violent repeat offenders to be forced to pay at least half, if not more of the cost of keeping these animals in jail, maybe then they would learn the importance of being better parents and better citizens. Also anyone with a violent criminal record should not be eligible to receive any public assistance, they should either be forced to work for what they have or they starve, why should we tax payers continue to support some animal who has proven they are not a civilized human being. Of course the blacks, Adolf Obama and Kingpin Eric Holder would have a field day with such tuff anti-crime laws mainly because blacks are the ones who are committing most of the violent crimes in this country today, there is almost a 10 to 1 murder rate for blacks, compared to whites but our media appears to be blind to that fact, especially since the majority of the murders in this county are black on black crimes.

OldGuy - 8/5/2013 12:01 PM
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Maybe a vigilante is what this town needs. Somebody dressed up as a white geek armed to the hilt and proficient in use of a firearm to just hang out in some of these areas and wait for the inevitable thug to show up. After a few of these bastards take dirt naps, maybe this crap will cease.

guttergirl - 8/5/2013 11:42 AM
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Another case of "somebody owes me something for nothing"...There should have been another Zimmerman responding, but then there'd be riots. Will this stupid sh** ever end? Not as long as we allow it to go on.
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