Mass Shooter at Madden Tournament Was Gamer Who Lost

Jacksonville,Florida,Mass shooting

Jacksonville is about 300 miles north of Parkland, where a gunman killed 17 people in a rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day. Sen. He said Katz was a competitor in the eSports tournament and used "at least one handgun" to carry out the shooting, reported AFP.

The shooting took place during a regional qualifier for the Madden 19 online game tournament at the GLHF Game Bar inside a pizza restaurant, according to the venue's website.

EA Sports, the company behind the event, released a statement that said, "We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville". Nine people were injured in the shooting.

The FBI in Baltimore are assisting with the investigation. Then there is sound of background commotion before the feed to the game goes out and the video ends.

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Katz is known to have gone by the gamer monikers "RavensChamp", "Bread" and "TREXHAVAHARTATAK". A red dot that appears to be a laser pointer is visible on the chest of a player seconds before the first of about a dozen gunshots rings out.

CompLexity Gaming, one of the gaming teams, said its player Drini Gjoka was grazed on the hand.

Williams said law enforcement received 911 calls shortly after 1:30 p.m., local time, about shots fired at the location, and that authorities responded within minutes. "Im leavinng and never coming back".

"I am literally so lucky".

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The sheriff's office said many people were transported to hospital, and its deputies found many others hiding in locked areas at The Landing.

Right now, we still don't know if this will ever become a reality, but as another unfortunate instance is in our midst, we can't help but think about it as a long-term solution. "Please don't come running out", the Sheriff's Office said in a tweet.

Police barricaded a three-block radius around the mall. Officers and Coast Guard boats patrolled the nearby river.

He added that the suspect was a white male and they were now working to confirm his identity.

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Police in Florida say they have located and impounded the suspect's vehicle. President Donald Trump held a rally there in October 2015 early in his campaign for the White House.

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