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.
How convenient, just when the news from Parkland was dying.
Would not surprise me if it’s some gamer kid (most likely white) who decided it was time to kill himself because a day or two ago another successful gamer/gambler killed two people and himself. That could have inspired him.
I am hearing that it was a white male gamer who raged quit life after he lost. The police confirmed it was a white male, confirmations of the other parts are still to come.
Again with you. Why does the fact that he’s white have anything to do with it?
Well, I did an educated guess that turned out to be correct. I think detectives call that “offender profiling.”
It’s often that the people who do this type of thing are white males. It’s like their thing. I don’t know yet exactly why. Maybe it’s in their DNA? Maybe it’s cultural/environmental? I have a feeling it’s both. If certain parameters are checked the probability massively increases. Just pay attention to who all the mass murderers are…
People say that race and IQ are linked. That your intelligence is highly dependent on your DNA rather than your environment and culture. The Leftists consider any study or claim of such a thing to be “racist.”
I hear a lot from white people that black people are the way they are because they are dumber and that can’t be “fixed” because it’s the fault of their DNA. They then show me studies or articles on the topic. I don’t consider them racist when they state facts. I do understand why others would claim only a white supremacist would say such things. Yes, I eventually figure out those people are white supremacists who want Western culture to thrive everywhere. I still listen to them and I don’t call them racist if they are only stating facts. Because I listen to these people talk, I am considered a racist white supremacist sympathizer by the Left.
To put it simply, I learned through my life experience and observation that certain people tend to behave in certain ways, much like how animal have their own way of being. Listening to what white people have to say has reinforced this thought. However, those same people refuse to accept that they too have particular behaviors — both positive and negative — just like everyone else.
Men and women are different. It’s biological not societal/cultural. Women refuse to accept this fact. Men will behave like men, women will behave like women. Trying to force a man to be a women is not going to turn out well for everyone; same applies for women. People have their strong and weak points. For the best results you have to acknowledged the differences and figure out the ideal fit.
Here’s a news flash for you. Jacksonville has shootings every week. Many times, more then two people are shot at once unlike in this “mass” shooting. The shootings is usually done by black males. So, there you go. Have fun.
People say that race and IQ are linked. That your intelligence is highly dependent on your DNA rather than your environment and culture.
“People” being scientists of all stripes, who have studied this topic for decades. If you have scientifically valid studies that show a different conclusion, I’d be interested to see them. (Protip: Whites aren’t the top of the pile…)
I hear a lot from white people that black people are the way they are because they are dumber and that can’t be “fixed” because it’s the fault of their DNA.
What do they mean by “fixed” would be my question. If they’re referring to the violence, that’s just as genetic as intelligence. Difference being, of course, that’s a behavioral predisposition that society can environmentally modify to some extent. But IQ is IQ, and one can no more modify it’s genetic limits than one can one’s height. There are tweeks that can provide a meaningful bump from 70 to say 75.
I’d love to believe everyone could be a cosmologist, if only they had the opportunity, and the drive to take advantage of said opportunities. But the reality is that most will be lucky to be a cosmetologist. And that’s OK.
All that said, there’s smart black people. I know more than a few. It’s just the Neil DeGrasse Tyson lip of the bell -curve is much thinner than for say, Asians.
How convenient huh!!!! Full court press in Florida by the anti-gun socialist/commies.
I’m sure he used a military style assault rifle with a 300 round ‘clip’ and a bump-stock on full semi auto. We know he must be a rabid Trump supporter with the requisite ties to the KKK. And of course we need new laws because murder should be illegal.
Soros false flag.
Dudes, your tinfoil is showing.
Sometimes conspiracy theories turn out to be conspiracy facts, I wouldn’t dismiss the possibility.
dude where is your questioning of this very suspicious event.
these government officials called this an “event”.
The “white guy” is of course shot dead.
There was also another government training exercise close to the
Yep it is an event an event to cause guilt about all weapons and that they MUST
be CONFISCATED for all americans to be safe.
Another false flag by you friendly government confiscaters, hahahahaha !!!!
Wake up America
I used to rag on people who said mass shooters were apart of a larger conspiracy. Then last week, a federal judge let several actual terrorists, who abducted and trained children to be mass shooters, walk completely Scott free. After she did that, I honestly don’t know anymore. In my mind there’s only one reason that could happen. That some very powerful people pulled some strings for their pet project.
What’s sad is that this morning, when I first saw the headline, that was my first thought as well.
Not, “I’m sad there was another shooting” (Which of course I am) but the fact that we have to wonder if these shootings have become manufactured. I don’t put anything past the gun/people control fanatics any longer. They’re more dangerous than the shooters.
Que camera Hogg,however he will have to rush for additional minutes as he’s reportedly in Springfield Mass. protesting S & W
Yep The Hogg did come rushing in because he is a government operative.
The Left and The Right both want weapon confiscation, dont fool yourselves.
You cant have a globalist totalitarian collectivist world government police state without a disarmed public world wide. They did it in Germany, Austria, Austrailia and the United Kingdom so far and probably other places I dont even know about.
So wake up America
And like the Las Vegas massacre, it happened to/among a group of people who lean toward supporting liberty and gun ownership.
It’s a very interesting coincidence. And that’s probably all it is. But at this point, I have to wonder. The progressive totalitarians are on record saying that no means are too mean if they lead to the desired end, and there are plenty of psychopaths among them…
Well, this is just what we needed before the midterms.🙄
It’s all in the timing to keep the momentum rolling. There will be more in the near future with an accelerating tempo.
October. And it’ll be at a school.
From the video we know the attacker had a laser sight and fired 12 or 13 shots. Suspect’s race hasn’t been mentioned, initial target was black (look before the video cuts out and you can see him being targeted with a laser sight), and it was in Jacksonville, so I’m putting money on gang related and never heard from again as soon as the media realizes that.
That doesn’t make sense to me. Just because the first person killed was black doesn’t mean it has anything to do with gangs. Black gamers usually are not associated with gangs.
If I had to guess, I would say it was some white kid who saw what happened to the CSGO kid two days ago and decided to go out with a bang like that kid did. That 18 year old took his super car and rammed it into another car killing himself, a mother and her 12 year old daughter.
Every time I see kids say they are going to do this (shoot up an esports tournament) they happened to be white.
Jacksonville is, last I checked, a pretty heavy black area. MOST black on black crime is indeed gang related. That’s simple statistics.
We are not talking about a gang shooting. It was a mass shooting with a bunch of people reportedly shot and the person used a gun with a laser.
I haven’t really seen many gang members using a flash light or laser on their guns. I am used to seeing gang members carry Glocks with extended mags. The audio sounds like a handgun with a slower moving round, most likely a 9mm and lower velocity rounds.
Jay you’re the one making this about race. Like everything you do.
It was likely a misunderstanding. Someone must have thought it was a Call of Duty tournament and they brought their tacticool gear and the gun negligently discharged because the gun is the killer and has a mind of its own, not the shooter.
Why does it seem that a lot of these shootings happen in the gunshine state?
Nothing compared to a weekend in Chicago…
Dead beat parents, who are hooked on prescription pills, don’t raise their kids?
Floridians are known for having a drug problem. Such an environment can produce troubled children.
My parents had alcohol issues that created a bad environment, which lead to my brothers getting into trouble. Only one couldn’t turn it around. One had to go to a boys home, live with another family and join the military. The other one had to go to counseling, summer camps for troubled kids, a school for problematic students and I had to be his father instead of his brother.
I don’t understand how this could have happened. Jacksonville Landing is a gun free zone.
“Possession of a weapon, even if legally carried (except by law enforcement officers) is absolutely prohibited on Landing property”
Apparently it was law enforcement.
Oh! They must have seen a black kid and feared for their life.
When a business does that I think they should be required to provide armed security. If something happens to a disarmed patron the business should be held liable if the patron could have legally protected themselves in that environment but was forced to disarm and not have armed security protecting them.
the idea that proprietors of gun free zones are responsible for everyone’s security there has not gained widespread acceptance….yet….
I have always said all ‘gun free zone’ signage should be armor that can take a 5.56 green tip at least so you can rip it off the Velcro wall hanger and use it as impromptu armor! At leaast then the darn thing would have a use!
Gun free zones are for law abiding citizens, not government false flag operatives and crisis actors.
Ban video games. If it saves just one life…….
Football?! I could have sworn that this would have been a Call of Duty tournament.
A lot of snarky comments today. Gangs, blacks, loner white males, the usual suspects. The stupid left will expand gun free zones and increase restrictions on legal firearm and we will convince ourselves that they just don’t understand. Anyone here read Nudge by Thaler and Sunstein. Those are pretty smart guys in my book. Lest I be misunderstood, let it be known I agree with almost nothing that they think politically. These events are catalysts but not the cause. We cannot stop them any more than the idiot left can.
If you can see it coming, you can stop it.
Those of us with CCW (LTC in Texas where I live) are at great risk if we think we see something and then act. God forbid if we are wrong. The courts will have no mercy on us (unlike the ridiculous police of nearly the entire country). I am prepared that if I ever have to defend my family I may go to jail for the rest of my life as I’m an OFWG. That would appear to be a deterrent but the person who tries something will not know that until he gets the first (and second, third, …) round.
It seems that only two extremes are possible. If there are no firearms, no shootings but we know this will never happen and even if the government tries to confiscate all weapons they will not be able to. The bad guys will figure it out. On the other hand, if most of us were armed, it would not stop those who have nothing to lose like the kid in Texas a few months ago who killed the daughter of one of my wife’s friends and shot another girl point blank in the face with a shotgun. He apparently planned to commit
suicide but chickened out. How do we stop someone who is prepared to die for absolutely nothing ?
“Anyone here read Nudge by Thaler and Sunstein.”
Is that the political theory of taking very small steps to get to the goal you want?
“We don’t want to take your guns! We just want this one, tiny little law. We won’t ask for anything more, we promise!”
Yes Geoff, you have discerned correctly. I feel the danger for us is that we will be pushed too far by the time we really resist and it will be too late. At some point, Jews could get out of Nazi Germany and then suddenly, it became too late.
the idea that this individual simply couldn’t cope with losing seems to have been overlooked…..
If any event or large gathering is in a “gun free” zone.
The safest place to be……………….. is to stay home.
Body armor isn’t a bad idea. Rich people like to wear it when they walk around with their body guards. If you are going to hang out at large public events without armed guards…
gun-free zone = biden death-zone, thnx again to groping joe & dubya
People better start thinking out of the box. More and bigger No-Guns signs, focusing on “Home” defense, punching holes in paper, or writing more laws while ignoring the realities ain’t gonna fix a damn thing or keep you from getting shot. 😡
Cities around the country have become war zones, and people need to get their heads out of whatever orifice or electronic gadget it’s lodged in. 😡
Even Canada is having the same problems as the U.S. It’s clearly growing with a good pace there. It must be the gun culture that is causing all of this violence. Once a Canadian gets a gun in their hand they become a cowboy.
Huh… I hadn’t realized the Toronto shooter, Faisal Hussain, was a Cowboy. Thanks for the info, now I know!
Yeah. He rode his horse to Allah with pistol in hand.
They’re (insert name of group here) are going to keep this crazy wheel spinning until they (see above) get their Horst Wessel. If at least one person here can’t post who H.W. Was, we are in more trouble than I thought. 30
Just another day in Chi er Jacksonville…it was HOT today.100° heat index in Northern ILLinois. We were outside all day selling antique junk. We didn’t shoot ANYONE…so the big thing for nerd loser gamers is to kill themselves and take other’s with them?!? BIzarre😦
Most kids are gamers these days. The internet has done a lot of bad things to their brains and their parents are obviously not involved with their kid’s life. Letting your kid go on the internet without supervision, before high school age, is asking for a lot of trouble.
I grew up with these types of kids. I have known of compLexity since their founding. I have played with some of their guys throughout the years. I experienced how these kids live and the things that go on in their heads. After learning the patterns of their behavior, they are predictable. Obviously their parents have no clue who their kid is because they don’t actually care.
Certain kids today are way more messed up than you think they are. Some of them survive through video games, without them they would have killed themselves or others. They become very attached to that frictional world and their online identity; if you try to take that from them they could have a psychotic break. If things go wrong in that world it can be twice as powerful because their real world situation is already a problem. Some of those kids are on drugs either self medicating or their parents are told it’s the best course of action. Now you have a drugged up young male who is on the edge of destruction. It’s not exclusive to males, but you don’t have to worry too much about females going on a murder spree.
Think of it as the Hollywood syndrome for the average youth, but it takes place online not in California. So it’s going to have a much bigger effect. You could say we haven’t seen the worst of it yet.
it’s been awhile since i’ve been there…but the town seemed safe enough…and “the landing” was a nice place….wrong to place the blame there…[although we did encounter a couple having sex on one of the balconies!]…..
The source says the person who opened fire died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The source spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release information on the shooting. It wasn’t immediately clear if the source was including the suspect in the death toll.
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that the suspect, a white male whose identity authorities are still seeking to confirm, had died. He did not elaborate, but said the shooting site had since been secured.
Life is one big video game. He who can kill the most people is the high scorer and gets the prize and glory.
This case appears to be different. You’re referencing a slightly different type of shooter.
I’m sure it occurred at a shooting gallery,er gun free zone,time to end shooting galleries in America.
People get entirely too fucking involved in that dumbass hobby….
It’ll stop coutless acts of butthurt violence.(like this)
Prevent spousal and animal abusers from being held up as role models
Prevent lives from being destroyed by head injuries.
Take a massive source of toxic masculinity away.
Stop wasting billions of tax payer dollars that are never truly payed back on stadiums.
Save millions in broken video-game controllers and holes in walls…
Fuck the money saved on traffic jams alone is worth it…
Obviously only American football. The European football is okay. That cowboy hit’em up game is violent and vile.
I’ts just a game, man….nobody makes you play…..or watch…
Lets see what all of the “facts” are in the next 72 hours and hope it doesn’t bring about more stupidity. These were middle-aged (18-30) kids playing video games I highly doubt other than the gun factor, that it will become a massive 24/7 news cycle for the next month.
Wonder if the shooter was on meds? Between Soros and Big Pharma……
Whether or not he’s white likely depends on your definition of what “white” is.
Safe to say he’s not a white supremacist. Oy vey…
Living near Jacksonville I can tell you right now I don’t even get why this is news.