Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Jacksonville Shooting Suspect From Baltimore, Feds Search Home

Jacksonville Shooting Suspect From Baltimore, Feds Search Home

They both died in the shooting at the GLHF Game Bar Sunday, where they were attending a tournament for competitive players of the football video game, Madden.

During a brief press conference Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said the suspect was a white male and authorities are not looking for a second suspect.

Katz was found dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the sheriff's office.

Florida authorities are reporting a multiple people dead and "many transported" to hospitals after a mass shooting at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville.

The Landing is an open-air marketplace with stores, bars and restaurants in downtown Jacksonville along the St. Johns River. Four had been discharged from the university's trauma center in good condition, and an additional four were in stable condition after being treated at local hospitals.

Six victims between the ages of 20 and 35 were at UF Health late Sunday. One victim is in serious condition, but all are expected to survive.

At least three patients were shot once, and three were shot a couple of times, UF Health said.

In disturbing footage apparently captured as part of a livestream on video gaming website Twitch, several gunshots could be heard in the background, before the stream disconnected.

"Once I noticed the laser on his chest I knew what happened", Taylor said in a direct message sent through Twitter.

"My heart goes out to the family, friends and people affected by the madden shooting today", one video platform streamer and Internet personality, Ninja, wrote on Twitter.

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Madden NFL publisher EA Sports said it was "devastated by this horrific event".

"This is your chance to earn your spot in the first Major's Live Finals happening in October 2018".

Ryan Aleman, who traveled from Texas to play in the tournament, told CNN that he hid in the bathroom when the shooting broke out.

"I'm still shocked, I can hardly talk", he said.

The shooting unfolded amid a heated political season in Florida, one in which guns have become a significant issue in the ongoing gubernatorial and senate races.

Sheriff Williams said the area had been cleared of witnesses and asked that people do not come downtown because of the size of the crime scene. "One of the men ran into Hooters with the shot wounds, they locked us in the restaurant", he said in a social media message. He says much of what he and others knew of Katz, they learned from his baffling style of playing the game. We will get to you.

"To have someone walk into an event like this that's all about good sportsmanship and teamwork and just good vibes, and do something like this, it's heartbreaking", he said.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said he had offered state support in the aftermath, and that President Donald Trump had offered "any federal resources needed".

Williams said the suspect was in Jacksonville for the tournament, but didn't discuss any details regarding his motive for the shooting. "The massacre in Jacksonville is yet another devastating indictment of this country's inability to keep our kids safe".

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