Video game maker cancels three tournaments after shooting

Video game maker cancels three tournaments after shooting

Video game maker cancels three tournaments after shooting

The shooting took place at GLHF Game Bar during a Madden 19 Tournament in a game room at Chicago Pizza, CNN reported. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Katz was attending the competition, which drew professional players from around the world, but added that he did not know what motivated the shooting or whether Katz knew the victims.

The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament was known to barely speak to fellow gamers and sometimes exhibited an erratic playing style, according to other competitors, who were baffled that their virtual sport could lead to bloodshed.

At least three people injured in the shooting were transported to Memorial Hospital and all are in stable condition, hospital spokesperson Pete Moberg said.

The sheriff's office didn't provide any other information, but also warned news media to stay away from the area, which contains restaurants and shops along the St. Johns River. One person is being treated for a minor injury at Baptist Medical Center, spokesperson Cindy Hamilton said.

"Complexity is not one of the event organizers in Jacksonville". At least three patients were shot once, and three were shot a couple of times, according to UF Health hospital where the victims were taken. One victim is in serious condition, but all are expected to survive.

"I heard a lot of gun shots back to back to back", said Rome Williams, who was in the Landing when the shooting started.

In an online stream of the Madden event posted to the website Twitch, several loud gunshots can be heard and the game abruptly stops. The stream did not show the shooting.

EA Sports, a video game developer and publisher, condemned the shooting as "a senseless act of violence".

"This is your chance to earn your spot in the first Major's Live Finals happening in October 2018". Authorities said the suspect died at the scene. Officers were on the scene within two minutes. The sheriff's office said it had obtained that video.

"I'm still shocked, I can hardly talk", he said.

Florida authorities are reporting a mass shooting at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville. "One of the men ran into hooters with the shot wounds - they locked us in the restaurant".

One of the company's gamers, a 19-year-old who goes by Drini, was shot in the thumb but managed to escape and is going to be fine, Lake said.

In the wake of the February 14 Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead, gun violence has been a major issue ahead of Tuesday's primary election, in which voters will pick the Republican and Democratic nominees to replace outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

The shooting thrust Jacksonville into the troubled club of cities to experience a mass shooting during an event that was supposed to about entertainment. "It's time for Jacksonville to take up the gun violence issue", Gaffney, whose district includes downtown Jacksonville, told News4Jax. "And it's yet another devastating indictment of this country's inability to keep our kids safe".

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