Mass Shooting at Video Game Tournament In Jacksonville, Florida

A mass shooting at a Madden 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida has left at least four dead and 11 wounded, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department and media reports. The suspected shooter is dead, police said. Police said it’s not known if there is a second shooter and are searching the area.

Witnesses have said the shooter was a player who had just lost in the tournament.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Jacksonville shooting suspect was allegedly one of the competitors in the Madden tournament. Javaruski told the Times he saw the shooter target people, and shot “at least five victims before killing himself.

Audio of the shooting can be heard in video tweeted by Daily Beast’s Timothy Burke:

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that it did not know whether there were additional gunmen and warned people hiding at the scene to stay put as police search the area for suspects.

“We’re obviously shocked and saddened by this afternoon’s events . . . He’s currently cooperating with the authorities and we will be flying him out of Jacksonville as soon as we are given the green light from the officials on the ground,” Complexity Gaming founder and chief executive Jason Lake said in a statement.

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  1. Don’t play into the false narrative. A mass shooting is 4 or more dead (not including the shooter) and the victims chosen indiscriminately.
    This is 2 dead + the shooter, and he was part of the tournament (and had just lost)
    This was not a “Mass shooting”

  2. One more reason NOT to go to large gatherings.
    I have always wondered how easy it would be to have subliminal messages in video games. If not in all videos that the masses watch.
    Just wondering out loud.

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