Person attending Madden 19 event in Jacksonville: 'The tourney just got shot up'

Jacksonville Landing mass shooting witness sound

A Florida schoolteacher says he was one of the 14 people shot during a mass incident Sunday at the Jacksonville Landing.

Dalton Kent, from Port. St. Lucie, suffered gunshot wound to the ankle.

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“While the shooting happened a bullet ricochet and hit my foot, and once the shooting shopping we ran away," Kent said. "I waved down ambulance -- and they stopped.

"When it happened, every time they shot, I was hoping they wouldn’t hit me. Really glad to be alive.”

Jacksonville mass shooting survivor: I prayed I wouldn't get shot again

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Kent was here specifically for this event. He said one of his friends was also shot and was badly injured.

"(My friend Larry) was shot two times," Kent said. "He’s one of the ones in critical condition. Hopefully, he comes through."

Three people who said they were at the Madden NFL Championship Series, tweeted about the incident shortly after shots rang out:

Jacksonville mass shooting survivor: I prayed I wouldn't get shot again

INTERVIEW: This is a schoolteacher from Port St. Lucie who was shot in the ankle during Sunday's shooting at The Landing -- he says he called his mom during the shooting. UPDATED: JSO names the shooting suspect as a 24-year-old man from Baltimore: http://bit.ly/2NlofX5 DOWNLOAD the Action News Jax app to get the latest updates on this developing story: https://bit.ly/2s8hrn2

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Another witness from outside the tournament said he tried to help save people after the shooting. The witness said, "I applied pressure to the pulse, there was no pulse. When I took my shirt off, my brand new white T-shirt that I had, I applied pressure to the wound. I felt the pulse, I felt the pulse and then he spit up a little blood."

EA Sports Madden NFL tweeted about the shooting:

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.

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