Florida gunman was chased from Black college minutes before shooting

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Florida gunman was chased from Black college minutes before shooting
The shooter had parked on campus and was donning gloves and a vest when students saw him and summoned campus police.
By REUTERS

A campus police officer helped thwart a white gunman's plan to "wreak murderous havoc" at Florida's first historically Black university, the school's president said on Monday, two days after the shooter killed three Black people at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville.

The shooter, 21-year-old Ryan Christopher Palmeter, had parked on campus and was donning gloves and a vest when students saw him and summoned the officer, Edward Waters University President A. Zachary Faison Jr. said at a press conference where he released new details about what had occurred at the school.

Palmeter then sped off campus, pursued by the officer and jumping a curb on the way, before heading to a nearby store to carry out what authorities have said was a shooting motivated by racial hatred.

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Too bad his victims weren't armed; the number killed might have been lower, maybe even zero, as it often is when an armed citizen is in the area at the right time.
 
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