Dollar General customer killed entering store ID’d among victims in racially-motivated Fla. shooting

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from New York Post,

The three black people killed by a white gunman in what authorities have said was a racially-motivated hate crime at a Dollar General store in Florida, were identified Sunday — including a 19-year-old employee who was shot dead as he tried to escape.

Teenage store worker AJ Laguerre was named as one of the victims gunned down by racist “maniac” Ryan Palmeter, 21, who targeted the Jacksonville shop just after 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, armed with a Glock pistol and an AR-15 style rifle bedecked with swastikas, authorities said.

Angela Michelle Carr, 52, was shot dead in a hail of 11 bullets as she sat in her car in the parking lot outside the store, and Jerrald Gallion, 29, was murdered as he entered the shop alongside his girlfriend, Sheriff TK Waters said.

Numerous other people in the store managed to flee unharmed out a back door while Palmeter chased and shot after them, the sheriff said.

Waters said Palmeter allowed some people to leave the store at one point – some of whom were white – but that authorities were still investigating that part of the shooting.

Palmeter — who turned the gun on himself moments after authorities arrived — acted alone in his racist rampage, authorities said.

“There is absolutely no evidence that the shooter is part of any larger group,” Waters told reporters.

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