Gaming Community Mourns 2 Killed in Gunfire at Florida Tournament

Four reported dead in Jacksonville shooting at Madden video game tournament

The shooting happened at a Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville

Katz legally purchased his firearms -.45 caliber and 9mm handguns - in Baltimore, Maryland, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams told reporters.

One of the gamers who defeated the gunman in the tournament told ActionNewsJax that Katz was acting "weird" during the competition and was wearing the same clothes he wore the day prior - on the first day of the proceedings.

The two deceased victims have not been identified.

A gunman killed two people and injured 11 others during the gaming tournament. Two others were injured in the rush to flee the gunfire, Williams said.

Initial news media reports indicated there were four fatalities, but Williams corrected the number as three. The police are still looking for a motive and whether Katz knew the victims. When the loud bangs kept coming, the Chicago couple and fellow video gamers attending a weekend tournament recognized them as gunfire and began scrambling for an exit.

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"I looked up to him so much when I was little as did most boys in Peterstown", Evans wrote, saying the gamer "loved his family more than anything". "He was just in his rampage mode". "In 'Madden, ' you never get so mad at a loss that you would want to do that".

The site of the deadly shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, August 26, 2018.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the attack and the White House was monitoring the situation. The shooter shot himself shortly after.

"Today, this evening, tonight, Jacksonville is mourning. It will require us to continue to do the hard work of public safety to make sure people are safe", Curry said. That means we as a society need to take some deep introspection about why our culture fuels these kinds of events on such a mass scale.

The massacre was the latest in a series of high-profile shootings in the state, following the killing of 17 students and educators at a high school in February and of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub in 2016.

With Florida voters scheduled to pick candidates for governor and Congress on Tuesday, some Democratic contenders said the shooting on Sunday in Jacksonville was further evidence of the need for stricter gun legislation while other hopefuls canceled campaign appearances. He had multiple "Madden" tournament championships on his resume. "We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage". He was registered to play in this weekend's Jacksonville event.

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Gjoka tweeted that he was hit in the thumb when the tournament "got shot up".

Drini Gjoka, also known as "YoungDrini", called Sunday the "worst day of my life" on his verified Twitter page.

"It sucks. You never know when it's going to happen. Life can be cut short in a second". The Landing is a shopping, dining and entertainment complex within the city centre, where the tournament was being held.

He added: "I understand the game really well".

The shooting took place less than two days after a gunfire at a high school football game a few miles away left one person dead and two wounded.

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