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At Least 4 Dead After Florida Video Game Tournament Loser Throws Lethal Tantrum *VIDEO* #crime #maddentournament

Officers are responding to a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, according to local media.

Reports say as many as four people have been killed and 11 others injured.

The incident was referred to as a “mass shooting” in a tweet by Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Department.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams confirmed that there was only one suspect. “We have no outstanding suspects at this time. No outstanding suspects,” he said. “We have one suspect in this case. He is deceased at the scene.”

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Video of the event posted online appears to have gunshots in the background.

The suspect was identified as a white male, but no name was given.

The shooter was a participant of the tournament who lost, according to Steven “Steveyj” Javaruski, another competitor. He told the Los Angeles Times that the shooter “targeted a few people” and shot at least five victims before killing himself.

A search is being conducted to determine whether there was a second suspect.

A man taking part in the tournament wrote on twitter that he was injured during the shooting.

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The Sheriff’s Department tweeted that “we are finding many people hiding in locked areas at The Landing,” asking those individuals to “stay calm” and “remain hidden…we will get to you, please don’t come running out.”

The shooting took place at Jacksonville Landing, an entertainment complex on the St. Johns River which includes waterfront restaurants and an indoor shopping mall.

Brittney Donovan, a local news reporter for CBS 47 tweeted that she saw a person on a stretcher being loaded into an ambulance.

Florida Governor Rick Scott tweeted that he has been in contact with Jacksonville Sheriff Michael Williams.

The incident comes just two days after one person was killed and two others injured in a shooting at a high school football game in Jacksonville.

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James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
August 26th, 2018

 

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