Sharon said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing when bullets struck several contestants in the room.
He said, “I was doing an interview, so, I was right there. It was right in front of me. I saw the two people that were killed. He was right in front of me. I saw him. I knew at that point, he was gone.”
The announcer explained he watched Eli Clayton and Taylor Robertson get gunned down.
He said, "From the angle where I was all I could see was his arm reaching into the room and I could see the gun and the gunman shooting."
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Katz killed two gamers and injured at least nine others before taking his own life.
Sharon said once the shooting stopped almost everyone ran out, but he stayed behind to help the injured.
He told Action News Jax, “I saw the other young gentleman, Taylor Robertson, and he was laying there facedown and we rolled him over to see if he was still alive or if he was hurt.”
Sharon said, "I think I witnessed him breathing his last breath."
“I think I witnessed him breathing his last breath.” Tournament announcer Toshiba Sharon recounts the horrifying moments during the #JacksonvilleLandingShooting when he watched 2 gamers die - AT 8:30 on FOX30 @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/RijJ1NFOYA— Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) August 27, 2018
Sharon said the image will be in his mind forever, along with the memory of the two who were killed.
“Their memory doesn’t die yesterday. Maybe their body is gone, their presence won’t be seen, but their memory will be seen beyond this,” promised Sharon.
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