Gunman kills two then shoots himself at Florida video game competition

'Madden NFL 19' Livestream Tournament Shot Up in Jacksonville, FL

'Madden NFL 19' Livestream Tournament Shot Up in Jacksonville, FL

Witnesses told local media that the gunman, identified by police as David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, was a disgruntled gamer, angry because he lost Sunday's tournament. The stream then ends abruptly as gunshots are heard. Another 11 people were injured by gunfire at The Landing, a waterfront mall in downtown Jacksonville. All of the injured are being treated in the hospital and are in a stable condition.

Authorities in the USA state of Florida say there are "multiple fatalities" after a shooting at a shopping centre bar in Jacksonville, where a video game tournament was taking place. She said she saw Katz take aim at his victims. "One of the men ran into Hooters with the shot wounds, they locked us in the restaurant", he said in a social media message.

Madden is the official video game of the National Football League.

One Twitter user, Drini Gjoka, said he was taking part in the tournament and was shot in the thumb.

Chris McFarland, another attendee, tweeted he'd been taken to hospital after a bullet grazed his head.

"I will never take anything for granted ever again". Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents swarmed Katz's upscale townhouse in South Baltimore late on Sunday, multiple media accounts said, including the Baltimore Sun. "I feel fine, just a scratch on my head".

SWAT teams conducted sweeps of the premises and found three dead at the scene, including Katz, who police said died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has since issued a public statement on the incident, confirming that police found three dead at the scene, including the suspect who took his own life.

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Jacksonville police are unclear of Katz's motive, and whether he knew any of the victims, who have not yet been identified.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican who is challenging longtime Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in November's election, said he had offered to provide local authorities with any state resources they might need.

"Shooting occurred at a Madden (19) Tournament at Chicago Pizza at The Jacksonville Landing".

President Donald Trump has been briefed and is monitoring the situation in Jacksonville, the White House said.

"This is a terrible situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved", Madden's creator, EA Sports, said in a statement.

At least two people were killed by the gunman, who then killed himself during the attack on a video game tournament.

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