Videogamer shoots 2 dead, kills self at tournament


A"mass shooting was reported at Jacksonville Landing in Florida Sunday police said

The horror Sunday marked the latest mass shooting in Florida - this time at a tournament for competitive players of the popular Madden football video game. Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents swarmed Katz's upscale townhouse in South Baltimore late on Sunday, multiple media accounts said, including the Baltimore Sun. Nine of the injured sustained gunshot wounds, but officials say all are expected to survive.

The professional gamer known as "oLARRY2K", of Bucks Gaming, was said to have been shot in the chest, according to several social media users, including one describing herself as his mother.

"He stuck up for other people, he was kind-hearted, and he was a joy to be on our campus", she added.

The sheriff's office used Twitter and Facebook immediately after the shooting to warn people to stay far away and to ask anyone who was hiding to call 911.

"Our hearts are broken as we learned that former Calabasas Football player @True_818 (Elijah Clayton) was senselessly murdered today during the mass shooting in Florida". SWAT is doing a methodical search inside The Landing.

The winners of the contest go forward to the video game finals in Las Vegas and compete for $165,000 US.

But who is David Katz, the suspect in the mass shooting?

"I have been allowed to release their names so that their families are aware that they are OK", Michael Samotowka, trauma medical director at Memorial Hospital, said.

Wiltshire - a rep for FIAD Entertainment Group, which is putting on the EA-sponsored event in Dulles, VA - tells us, his organization had a knee-jerk reaction after hearing about Sunday's shooting in Jacksonville, FL that left 3 people dead, and many others injured.

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A lone armed man opens fire in Florida.

"Everyone was running, they were dropping because they were getting shot", Alemon told CNN. His screams could be heard in the live video feed of the tournament.

Rya Aleman said he huddled in the bathroom for 10 minutes and ran from the scene. I went around the back of the bar where they serve drinks and saw a man laying on his stomach, so what I do is turn him over on his stomach, feel for the pulse.

He is believed to have won the Buffalo Bills Madden Club tournament back in February 2017 for the video game Madden 2017.

EA did not return requests for comment, though it tweeted statements earlier that it was working with the authorities to gather facts about the "horrible" situation.

"If we had to wait and stage for JSO to clear the scene, because clearing the Jacksonville Landing would have taken some time", Cooke said. Drini Gjoka, one such player, said a bullet struck him in the thumb. "Worst day of my life".

"@AdamPutnam and @RonDeSantisFL are avoiding Jacksonville because they are scared to answer questions on gun violence", Graham said in a Monday Twitter post. "Life can be cut short in a second".

The waterfront mall still houses a handful of restaurants, including a Hooters restaurant and Chicago Pizza, and holds concerts and occasionally political rallies on the outdoor pavilion that fronts the St. Johns River.

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