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Jacksonville ‘mass shootings’ sparks reaction from politicians: ‘Terrible news’

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The police stressed that people need to stay ” many blocks away.’

Political figures have taken to offer to Twitter, your thoughts on the news of a reported “mass shooting” in a popular downtown area in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday.

“Mass shootings at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY,” Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted Sunday. The police says she “can’t stress enough to stay away. Many blocks away.”

“The terrible news from #Jacksonville this afternoon,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted. To shoot “have spoken, local authorities & ‘m still waiting on more information on this. The Situation is still not completed, law enforcement, asks everyone to avoid the area. #Sayfie.”

Frightening news out of #Jacksonville this afternoon. Speaking, the local authorities have to shoot & still waiting for more information on this. The Situation is still not completed, law enforcement, asks everyone to avoid the area. #Sayfie

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 26, 2018

The former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile also tweeted about the news.

“Prayers for the victims and the injured,” she wrote. “Please note the advice of the law enforcement authorities. #Jackson Ville landing.”

Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., responded on Twitter, also.

“Another mass shooting – this time in Jacksonville,” he wrote.

Another mass shooting – this time in Jacksonville.

First responders, doctors and nurses worked heroically. We are deeply grateful.

Politicians offer only cowardly thoughts and prayers go to act. We need to demand more of them. https://t.co/a1INVdV9jM

Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) August 26, 2018

Deutch added, “First responders-doctors and nurses heroic act. We are deeply grateful.”

He continued, “the policy only provides thoughts and prayers are acting cowardly. We need to demand more of them.”

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has about the situation as well.

I have @JSOPIO Mike Williams spoke to the offer of the state resources that he may need. FDLE is currently responding, and I have spoken to FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen on the shooting in Jacksonville. We continue to receive updates from the law enforcement authorities.

— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) August 26, 2018

“I @JSOPIO Mike Williams spoke to the offer of the state’s resources, he said the need” for the Republicans. “[Florida Department of Law Enforcement] is currently responding, and I have spoken to FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen on the shooting in Jacksonville. We continue to receive updates from the law enforcement authorities.”

Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., offered his prayers in a tweet.

Devastated by the reports of the other mass shooting in Florida. Pray for all involved. But more than pray, we need to stop the action, and such senseless violence in our communities.

— Rep. Charlie Crist (@RepCharlieCrist) August 26, 2018

“Devastated by the reports of the other mass shooting in Florida,” he wrote. “Pray for all involved. But more than pray, we need to stop the action, and such senseless violence in our communities.”

Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., also on Twitter regarding the situation.

Our prayers go out to those killed and injured in shooting in #Jacksonville, and we hope that shooter will be placed before the court. #Sayfie @every town @CityofJax https://t.co/UbrapIPcp8

— U.S. Rep. Darren Soto (@RepDarrenSoto) August 26, 2018

“Our prayers go out to those killed and injured in shooting in #Jacksonville, and we hope that shooter will be placed before the court. #Sayfie @every town @CityofJax,” he said.

Fox News’ Katherine Lam and Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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