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:
Twitch livestream of Madden NFL tournament qualifier in Jacksonville broadcasts mass shooting, horrific aftermath
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 26, 2018
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.