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Multiple deaths in mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Fla.

One suspect is dead at the scene as Jacksonville police are trying to clear the waterfront area



Taylor Link
August 26, 2018 7:23PM (UTC)

Several people have been killed in a mass shooting at an entertainment complex in Jacksonville, Florida, according to police.

Jacksonville's sheriff's office said on Twitter that multiple people were wounded. They said a suspect was dead at the scene, but that they were looking for a second shooter. People in Jacksonville are being told to avoid the area.

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The shooting occurred during a qualifying event for a "Madden 19" tournament at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville Landing area.

A Twitch video filmed during the tournament showed gamers react to the sounds of gunfire. Dozens of shots can be heard in the video, along with screams of pain and horror. Salon was unable to confirm the authenticity of the video.

The sheriff's office said SWAT teams were searching the area for potential further suspects.

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Police said on Twitter that "many people" were still hiding in locked areas of the complex.

The incident on Sunday marks another mass shooting to rip the state of Florida. The state is still reeling from the shooting at Parkland High School, in addition to the tragedy that occurred at Pulse night club.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged to do whatever it takes to ensure a mass shooting never happened again.

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A Fox News anchor baselessly speculated that the shooting may be gang-related, even though there is zero evidence to support that claim.

The LA Times reported that the suspected shooter was a participant in the tournament.


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