6 injured when gunfire erupts outside NFL game

TIAA Bank Field (Photo: Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police were searching for the gunman who opened fire near TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville Sunday less than an hour before kickoff between the Jaguars and Houston Texans.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s office confirmed six adults were struck by the gunfire. Three of the victims were in critical condition.

The victims, five men and one woman, ranged in age from their 20s to 70s, the Miami Herald reported. They were on the sidewalk when the shots came from the passenger side of a car, according to the newspaper. Officials said the shooting may have been gang-related.

The Sheriff’s office said they believe the suspect was driving a grey or silver four-door car. No further information about the suspect was immediately available.

The game, which the Jaguars lost 7-20, was not impacted by the shooting. However, some traffic outside the stadium was diverted while the investigation continued.