Did 'Madden' tournament gunman have gaming addiction?

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Jacksonville,Shooting,Video Game

At least four people were killed and eleven others were left wounded in a mass shooting at a pizza restaurant in the USA state of Florida on Sunday.

Gamers Elijah Clayton, 22, and Taylor Robertson, 27, were both killed when another competitor opened fire during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office initially said on its official Twitter account that police were responding to a mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing, a riverfront strip of restaurants, bars and shops that runs along the St. Johns River.

"Hes a well-known competitor", said one gamer to WFOX-TV, who claimed to have beaten Katz on Saturday. Surveillance video revealed Katz was the only shooter, but his motive remains unknown. He said there was no indication that Katz had planned the shooting prior to Sunday. "You could hear people saying, 'I'm shot, ' you can hear people tripping, trying to leave, scrambling everywhere, running for their lives".

"You are not going to see much emotion", the announcer said in a recorded video from the tournament.

Alexander Madunic, a gamer who was shot in the foot, said the shooter lost a game in the Madden tournament earlier in the day and was angry.

People who play video games excessively can get addicted to the thrill, said Wolfson Children's Center psychiatric Dr. Rajiv Loungani. How many times have all of us attended similar events in flawless serenity, content in the knowledge that, even if the people weren't familiar, our common interests were?

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Katz would sometimes play under the name "Bread" or "RavensChamp" while competing in the national circuit of professional gamers who play "Madden NFL 19", the popular football game.

Jacksonville shooting suspect David Katz at a tournament in 2017. One person involved with that event described him to Kotaku as "the nicest kid". Both men were active in competitive gaming for years. Katz was enrolled beginning in September 2014, but he was not registered for classes as of August 26, 2018 and did not live on campus, Lawson said.

Williams said they did not include the shooter, who killed himself, in the number of victims.

The two friends would chat daily online and see each other about six times a year at gaming tournaments.

With Florida voters scheduled to select 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.

"It just doesn't make sense why he would do it", Kivlen said.

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