Dozens of people were attending a Madden 19 event at the Jacksonville Landing when suspect David Katz of Baltimore began shooting around 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
PHOTO GALLERY: Victims of Jacksonville Landing shooting
The event was going on at the GLHF Game Bar, which is next to the Chicago Pizza at the Landing.
Event organizers said, "This is a horrible situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved."
At least one suspect is dead, JSO said. Sources say four people were killed and at least 11 injured.
Video taken from the scene captured the sound of multiple gunshots as two players were engaged competition.
The two-day event is a series of competitions held in major cities.
A gamer and witness told reporter Ryan Nelson, the suspect was a gamer in an intense match.
Just spoke to a #TheLandingMassShooting witness and gamer from TX. Tells me shooter was a gamer who seemingly snapped after an intense match. Information not yet confirmed by @JSOPIO. #BREAKING #Jacksonville— Ryan Nelson (@RyanANJax) August 26, 2018
We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville. We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage.— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) August 26, 2018
My heart goes out to the family, friends and people affected by the madden shooting today. Evil times we live in, just need to out shine that evil with positivity.— Ninja (@Ninja) August 26, 2018
Love you all
Hearing about what happened at the Madden Tournament in Jacksonville.— Josh Zerker (@ZerkaaHD) August 26, 2018
So so sad to hear. Thoughts and prayers out to the victims and their families. ♥
Security at events needs to be taken ultra serious. 90% of the events I attend have little to none. NONE.— summit1g (@summit1g) August 26, 2018
T_T I never know what to say in situations like these. Sending prayers, love & condolences to the victims' families, and I beg of event organizers from all industries to make sure there is always adequate security for everyone. It's just not worth the risk.— pokimane (@pokimanelol) August 26, 2018
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