Triple shooting at Raines High football game leaves one dead

12:30 P.M. SATURDAY UPDATE: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says they have no new information at this time in regards to the triple shooting at Raines High that left one person dead.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry released the following statement to Action News Jax:

"Last night, a Friday night gathering of sports and community fellowship at a high school was devastated by senseless gang violence. In the hours since, I have discussed the incident with Sheriff Williams, Duval County Schools Superintendent Dr. Greene, as well as other city officials and faith leaders. I have stressed that we must redouble our commitment to showing young people that crime and violence is not the path. And for those who do not understand that fact, I will continue my support for law enforcement personnel and programs that ensure that perpetrators of crime face the full force of the criminal justice system. As mayor, I will continue this fight to rid our streets of violent gangs."​​​​​​​

7 A.M. SATURDAY UPDATE: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office estimated that 4,000 people attended the Raines High football season opener Friday night.

Around 3,000 fans had left by the time a triple shooting occurred that left one dead, JSO said.

JSO is asking again for witnesses to come forward.

"With the amount of people there, we should have many witnesses," JSO said.

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JSO says the shooting occurred up and down the sidewalk -- between the stadium and the school entrance -- around 10 p.m. Officers at the scene found three victims with gunshot wounds. One victim, a young adult male, died at the scene. Rescue transported two others to the hospital.

Federal authorities are assisting JSO in the investigation. A search is on for a single shooter, authorities said.

It's too early to say if the shooting was gang-related, JSO said.

2:40 A.M. SATURDAY UPDATE: The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said that one male and one female were shot and transported to hospitals, while one young male was announced deceased at the scene.

Police are looking for one black male suspect.

There were several fights and disturbances during the football game, according to JSO, and they said they will be looking into those to see if there are any connections to the shooting.

JSO has not released the name of the person who was killed.

Police are asking that any one with any information about this incident speak up.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a possible reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.


The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has confirmed with Action News Jax that one person has been killed in a triple shooting outside of Raines High School football game Friday night.

JSO announced on Twitter Friday night at 11:09 p.m. that two people were injured and another person has died.

Duval County Superintendent Diana Green told Action News Jax that they are still in the process of gathering information and will put out a statement later.

Green also told Action News Jax the incident is a very troubling reflection of what's happening in our community.

Police are asking that anyone with any information contact JSO at 904-630-0500 or email them at JSOCrimeTips@Jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a possible reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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