Black Americans in Jacksonville fear violence after Dollar General shooting

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The shooting death of a Black man at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Florida, has left some Black Americans in the city feeling afraid and vulnerable.

The man, who has not been identified, was shot and killed by a white man on Saturday night. The white man, who has also not been identified, has been arrested and charged with murder.

The shooting has sparked outrage and protests in Jacksonville, and has led to calls for justice and an end to gun violence.

Some Black Americans in Jacksonville say the shooting has made them feel unsafe and afraid. They worry that they could be the next target of violence.

“It’s frightening and shocking,” said one Black woman who lives in Jacksonville. “I’m scared to go out at night now. I don’t know if I’m going to be the next one.”

Another Black woman said she is now afraid to shop at Dollar General stores.

“I don’t feel safe going to Dollar General anymore,” she said. “I’m worried that I’m going to be the next victim.”

The shooting has also raised concerns about race relations in Jacksonville. Some Black Americans say the shooting is another example of how Black people are disproportionately targeted by violence.

“This is just another example of how Black people are treated in this country,” said one Black man who lives in Jacksonville. “We’re always seen as the aggressors, even when we’re the victims.”

The Jacksonville shooting is just one of many recent incidents of violence against Black people. In recent months, there have been high-profile shootings of Black people by police officers in cities like Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Louisville, Kentucky.

The shootings have sparked protests and calls for police reform. They have also led to a national conversation about race and violence in America.

The Jacksonville shooting is a reminder of the ongoing threat of violence that Black people face in America. It is also a reminder of the need for change.

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