A mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida has reportedly resulted in multiple fatalities.
The shooting occurred during the Madden 19 Tournament at the GLHF Game Bar, according to the Twitter of CompLexity Gaming, one of the event organizers. One Madden participant, Young Drini, was grazed in the hand and is away from the scene and safe, Complexity said.
On an online stream of the Madden event posted to the website Twitch, several loud gunshots can be heard and the game abruptly stops.
This tweet has video of the tournament and captured the sound of the first shots fired:
This is terrifying. Livestream of video game tournament captures audio of the mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida. pic.twitter.com/2nYlvr7qzk
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 26, 2018
According to cbs46.com,
Four people are deceased following a shooting at an marketplace in downtown Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon.
Police say a gunman shot at least nine people at Jacksonville Landing located on Independent Drive.
Other reports indicate as many as ten wounded. Early reports in these chaotic situations are virtually always incomplete and/or wildly incorrect. View all reports and initial reactions with caution.
JUST IN: Authorities say they are responding to reports of a shooting at a Jacksonville, Fla., video game tournament pic.twitter.com/tF23Pcx39L
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 26, 2018
UPDATE: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reports that one suspect in the video game tournament shooting has been killed.
One suspect is dead at the scene, unknown at this time if we have a second suspect. Searches are being conducted. https://t.co/qBJvkaO7xT
— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) August 26, 2018
Before the video cuts off, you can clearly see a laser go across the gentleman’s chest on the right.
This is Jacksonville’s second public shooting in as many days, first at a Raines High school football game and now a madden tournament. pic.twitter.com/VpKcI6z4Gl
— Christopher T. (@mistochristopho) August 26, 2018
UPDATE: The final toll is two dead and nine wounded. The shooter then committed suicide.