4 Dead, 11 Wounded In Mass Shooting During Madden 2019 Tournament In Jacksonville

Update: According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office, one suspect is dead at the scene, and it is “unknown at this time if we have a second suspect.  Searches are being conducted.”

The sheriff also notes that there are many fatalities at the scene, and many have been transported.

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At least four people have been reported killed and 11 wounded News4Jax reports, after a mass shooting event broke out inside a game room at the Chicago Pizza restaurant in The Jacksonville Landing area of Jacksonville, Florida, where a Madden 2019 Tournament was being held at the time.

4 Dead, 11 Wounded In Mass Shooting During Madden 2019 Tournament In Jacksonville

According to CNN’s Steve Brusk, the police are warning people to avoid the area as the gunman may be at large. The ATF is also responding to the scene.

Witnesses tell News4Jax that several ambulances, firefighters and police officers are on the scene and roads are being blocked off downtown near the Jacksonville Landing.

The wounded victims have been taken to Memorial Hospital and UF Health Hospital according to News4Jax.

Several ambulances, firefighters and police officers are on the scene and roads are being blocked off downtown near the Jacksonville Landing.

A livestream from the gaming tournament captured the moment the gunfire broke out. The commentators could be heard going silent as the first gunshots were fired and people began screaming. The stream then cut out and a message appeared saying ‘controller disconnected’.

One of the gamers, Drini Gjoka, revealed his horror after he was shot in the hand and ran for his life.

‘The tourney just got shot up. I’m leaving and never coming back. I am literally so lucky. The bullet hit my thumb. Worst day of my life,’ he tweeted.  

‘I will never take anything for granted ever again. Life can be cut short in a second.’

Videos show the moment gunfire erupted (viewer discretion advised).

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It was not immediately clear if the shooter had been apprehended or what was the motive behind the shooting:

The Jacksonville Landing is a festival marketplace in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. It is located at the intersection of Independent Drive and Laura Street, along the Jacksonville Riverwalk.
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