Shooter at Madden Tournament Was Participant

27 August, 2018, 22:45 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • There were reports of a mass shooting at a video game tournament at Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville Fla. More

Gunman David Katz, a 24-year-old gamer from Baltimore, Maryland, was in Jacksonville for the tournament.

Secondly, Florida adopted almost every gun control the left demanded following the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school shooting, including gun confiscation orders.

It was not clear if Katz knew his victims.

KSAT 12's sister station in Jacksonville, Florida, News4Jax, is learning more about the gunman suspected of carrying out Sunday's mass shooting targeting a Madden NFL 19 tournament at the Jacksonville Landing.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's office said nine people were wounded by gunfire and at least two others were injured while fleeing the scene.

Hours after the shooting, authorities said, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI and Baltimore Police searched Katz's family home in Baltimore.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams declined Sunday to comment on possible reasons for the attack.

Authorities identified the shooter as David Katz of Baltimore.

The tournament at The Landing entertainment and shopping complex - a regional qualifier for finals in Las Vegas with a $25,000 prize - took place at the GLHF Game Bar. We will get to you. The organization renewed its calls for the change following a shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school in February, reasoning that schools should be "hardened" to protect against potential threats.

In 2016 a gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, in the second-deadliest shooting by a single gunman in us history.

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U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed and is monitoring the situation in Jacksonville, the White House said.

The bar was livestreaming the gaming competition when the gunfire started, according to video shared on social media.

In the video, players can be seen reacting to the shots and cries can be heard before the footage cuts off.

Three patients were taken to Memorial Hospital, all of whom are in stable condition. She said she saw Katz take aim at his victims. "I was scared for my life and my boyfriend's".

Tony Montagnino was wounded in the shooting.

"I feel fine, just a scratch on my head. Traumatized and devastated", he wrote on Twitter.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office urged the public to stay away from the location of the shooting at 2:13pm EST and later confirmed fatalities at 2:45pm EST and that the suspect was dead at the scene at 2:53 pm EST.

Police said the shooting occurred around 1:30 pm during a livestream tournament of the new game Madden NFL 19, hosted at the Good Luck Have Fun Game Bar at Jacksonville Landing, an outdoor mall.

Right after he left his hotel room is when he said the shooting happened, he said.

"We are shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless violence in Jacksonville and the tragic deaths of Dot City Gaming team member, Taylor "SpotMePlzzz" Robertson, and Eli "Trueboy" Clayton", the sponsor said in a two-part tweet. "And my heart breaks for her this morning and for the entire family and all of the kids that knew him and loved him".

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