Three dead after gamer gun massacre in US

On Sunday, a shooting occurred during a Madden 19 Tournament at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida. The shooter was confirmed dead after killing two people and injuring at least 9, according to unofficial reports.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Department called the incident a "mass shooting" in a tweet, noting in a news conference that the shooter, a white male, was alone and was confirmed dead.


The Jacksonville Sheriff announced later that three people were found dead at the scene of the shooting, including the suspect. There were also 9 people wounded. The suspect was identified by the police as a 24-year old David Katz from Baltimore. The police added that the shooter used at least one handgun.


The latest information says that three have been killed and 9 injured, one in serious condition, according to doctors at a Jacksonville hospital emergency room.


The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office earlier said that "there are inaccurate numbers being distributed by local and national media."

One of the witnesses, Javaris Long, told the Tampa Bay Times that he saw a "nerdy” man who got mad because he lost, so he went to his car, got his gun, came back and “started blasting everybody.” On a video posted to YouTube from a livestream of the event, 12 gunshots were heard. Seconds before, a small red dot of what could be a laser gun sight can be seen on the chest of a player on the right.

Game players in the venue got involved, quickly tweeting that they had been taken to the hospital with injuries. Drini Gjoka, 19, at the scene, reported that he had been shot in one of his thumbs.


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