Rubio, Scott in touch with authorities after reports of Jacksonville shooting
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDemocrats: It's Trump's world, and we're just living in it Cheese, wine importers reeling from Trump trade fight Peace Corps' sudden decision to leave China stirs blowback MORE (R-Fla.) and Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said they are in touch with law enforcement after reports of a mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida.

Scott tweeted out Sunday that he has spoken with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams and offered any state resources Williams might need.

"FDLE [Florida Department of Law Enforcement] is currently responding, and I have spoke to FLDE Commissioner Rick Swearingen regarding the shooting in Jacksonville," Scott continued, saying law enforcement will continue updating him.

Rubio also said he has reached out to authorities shortly after the news broke.


"Horrifying news from #Jacksonville this afternoon," Rubio tweeted Sunday. "Have spoken to local authorities & am still awaiting more information on this shooting."

He warned Floridians to avoid the area, saying the situation is still unfolding.

Rubio additionally tweeted that he has confirmed that the FBI and ATF are coordinating with local authorities to provide federal resources if needed. 

Reports came in earlier Sunday afternoon that a shooting at Jacksonville Landing had taken multiple lives.

The situation is still developing.

Updated: 3:38 p.m.