Katz, a competitive gamer who goes by the nickname Bread, won the Madden NFL 17 Bills Championship tournament. "David Katz keeps to himself", the man says. Nine other people were injured with gunshot wounds and two others as they fled, all are in a stable condition.
Alleged shooter David Katz, 24, was competing at the video game tournament, and apparently shot at least two people before killing himself.
The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives visited Kat's Baltimore address Sunday and impounded his auto. "We've got to really stop and say to ourselves: there's something wrong..." The Sheriff's Office asked people to stay calm and stay where there were at during that time. Jacksonville's event was one of four Madden Classic regionals, and it attracted gamers from across the country. WJZ will have more on this as more information becomes available. Williams said investigators had seen the Twitch video.
Senior game designer for battle royale game H1Z1, Arclegger, made the point of video games being prevalent in nearly every developed nation, showing that the violence can not be directly attributed. "What did he shoot me with?" Prominent esports players carry endorsement deals and legions of fans, much like professional athletes do.
CompLexity Gaming, one of the gaming teams, said its player Drini Gjoka was grazed on the hand.
"The tourney just got shot up. Im leavinng and never coming back". "Worst day of my life". Four were struck in their torsos, while the other two were shot in the extremities. Other hospitals also have patients.
Another contestant who was on his way to the tournament told WJAX-TV said that "it could have been me, it could have been any one of us".
Gov. Rick Scott spoke with President Donald Trump about the incident and traveled from Naples to Jacksonville on Sunday evening.
Officials haven't released a motive for the shooting.
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We didn't show the same patience and it was a more open game and there was absolutely no need for that. I thought over the 90 minutes they would have chances but I thought we did too.
Of course, it should also be noted that Madden specifically is not a "violent" video game at all, rather simply a football simulator.
The shooting comes two days after a gunman killed one person and left two injured at a high school football game in Jacksonville.
The copper-topped Jacksonville Landing - a sibling to Baltimore's Inner Harbor - has long served as the iconic backdrop for downtown, even as visitors and its fortunes have lagged in recent years.
In subsequent tweets, police said they were still searching The Landing entertainment and shopping complex, where the tournament - a regional qualifier for finals in Las Vegas with a $25,000 prize - was being held at the GLHF Game Bar. Officers and Coast Guard boats patrolled the nearby river. "We are grateful for the first responders immediately on the scene".
Michael Barlow was working out on the riverwalk outside the Landing when he heard the approach of sirens. Then: "I am literally so lucky".
The city owns the land upon which the buildings sit.
Danny Flaherty, a 22-year-old gamer from Britain, said he heard gunshots and that his "only thoughts" afterward were "to run". In 2012, a Chicago Bears fan was stabbed to death inside Fionn MacCool's, an Irish-themed restaurant in the waterfront mall. He said it can be complicated and security is often a significant consideration.
"A awful tragedy. End gun free zones or have the security in place to keep people safe in them", Loesch tweeted Sunday, linking to the Jacksonville Landing rules of conduct.