The Statesman: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
A Baltimore man fatally shot two people and injured nine others Sunday during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, investigators said.
David Katz, 24, then turned the gun on himself, Sheriff Mike Williams said.
The Hill: Morgan Gstalter
Student survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting called out Florida politicians and the National Rifle Association (NRA) after a mass shooting at a Jacksonville video game tournament.
The shooting took place Saturday afternoon during a “Madden NFL 19” tournament at the GLHF Game Bar in downtown Jacksonville, according to multiple reports.
There were reportedly several fatalities and multiple victims, but authorities have not released an official number.
The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, The Associated Press reported.
Police refused to confirm local media reports that he began shooting after becoming angry following a loss at the gaming tournament.
Many shots can be heard in a video that appears to show the event being streamed online on the Twitch platform.
Drini Gjoka, a 19-year-old player taking part, described the shooting in a series of posts on Twitter, calling it “the worst day of [his] life”.
He tweeted that a bullet had hit his thumb.
NY Times: Alan Blinder, Christopher Mele and Patricia Mazzei
A live-stream of the tournament caught the chilling moment when the shooting began. A red laser dot appeared on the chest of one of the players, who was wearing white headphones and a red sweatshirt. The video of the players then disappeared. Twelve gunshots rang out.
Eleven people were injured, nine by gunshots.
The shooting took place at 1:34 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing, a riverfront collection of restaurants, shops and an open-air performance space that is a gathering place in the city on weekends.