Police say there are no suspects now in custody.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened around 12:30 p.m.in the 800 block of A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. All were rushed to hospitals, and the sheriff's office tweeted that three of the victims were in critical condition.
Some witnesses said it appeared to be a drive-by shooting. They were on the sidewalk when the shots came from the passenger side of a vehicle, according to the newspaper.
Six people have been shot at a laundromat near the Jacksonville Jaguars football stadium in Jacksonville, Florida, police have confirmed.
The incident took place just blocks away from the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium, as the National Football League team played a game against the Houston Texans.
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One account said two trains arrived from the opposite direction at the same time giving little opportunity to people to escape. But the dhobi ghat of the posh Golden Avenue colony that lies beside the railway track can not accommodate even 500 people.
The victims, five men and one woman, ranged in age from their 20s to 70s, the Miami Herald reported.
Police closed the area around the shooting, but they believed there was no active threat to the public.
WJAX reports the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department confirms they are also on the scene of the shooting at that location.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the shooting occurred just a half-mile away from TIAA Bank Field where the Jaguars play.