Authorities say several people have been killed in a shooting at an entertainment center in Jacksonville, Florida. Police have confirmed that the suspected gunman was dead at the scene.
The shooting happened at a video game tournament in Jacksonville. The tournament was taking place at a shopping center. The people at the tournament were playing Madden at the GLHF Game Bar when the shooting started.
The event was being streamed on Twitch and reports say shots can be heard in the background. Police have confirmed that there were people injured but did not reveal the number. They have also confirmed that they are not looking for any other suspects.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the man opened fire after losing. The report, which came from a message from another gamer who was there, could not be confirmed.
The SWAT team responded to the calls about the shooting. Reports say people fled for cover when the shooting started. Sheriff Mike Williams told reporters that they have no outstanding suspects at the time. The sheriff added that they have one suspect in the case and that he is deceased at the scene. He confirmed that there were other people dead but did not reveal a number.
Reuters reports that six people were transported to Jacksonville’s UF Health Hospital. The report said that five of the injured are in stable condition while one is in serious condition. Local media reports that at least four people lost their lives and that eleven others were injured.
The state of Florida has seen several shootings in recent years. In 2016, 49 people lost their lives in a shooting at the Pulse nightclub. In February of this year, 17 people lost their lives in a shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School.
Drini Gjoka tweeted that a bullet had hit his thumb. The 19-year-old gamer was at the tournament when the shooting started. The EA Sports Madden NFL Twitter account tweeted that this is a horrible situation and that their deepest sympathies went out to all involved.
UPDATE: Authorities have identified the gunman as David Katz. They have confirmed that he shot himself dead and that they are not looking for any other suspects.