Gunman kills two in Florida shooting during video tournament

Hannah Rogers
August 27, 2018

He is believed to have stayed in area the previous evening, according to investigators.

"Multiple fatalities at the scene, many transported", the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted, adding that it was unclear whether there was a second possible gunman.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office used Twitter and Facebook to warn people to stay away from the Jacksonville Landing.

Few details were immediately available.

"Shooting occurred at a Madden (19) Tournament at Chicago Pizza at The Jacksonville Landing".

The Jacksonville Landing area contains restaurants and shops and is situated along the St Johns river.

Ryen Alemon, who came from Texas to participate in the gaming tournament, said he ducked down and ran toward the restroom when he heard the gunshots.

Jason Lake, founder of eSports organisation CompLexity Gaming which represents one of the gamers injured in the shooting, took to Twitter to suggest events "double down on security".

Gameplay from the event was being streamed on Twitch at the time the shooting took place.

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Reporters who gathered outside did not see any authorities carrying any bags of evidence outside, Fox News said.

"RIP to two of our brothers and speedy recovery for the others injured", he wrote.

"I've been telling them this for a while that you need to make the players feel safe", Jones said.

Clayton, 22, was a frequent competitor at Madden events and was described by EA Sports as "consistently one of the best".

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"The tourney just got shot up", Gjoka tweeted shortly after 1:30 p.m.

The GLHF Game Bar - GLHF stands for good luck, have fun - bills itself online as "Jacksonville's home for gamers and nerds alike".

Stearns said an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent asked them questions including whether any ammunition meant for Katz had ever been mistakenly delivered to his house.

"Why are young men willing to give up their life, or why don't they value somebody else's life?" he said.

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