‘Mass shooting’ at Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say

The scene the Jacksonville Landing where there are reports of a mass shooting during a gaming tournament

The scene the Jacksonville Landing where there are reports of a mass shooting during a gaming tournament

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said that the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were investigating Sunday's shooting. Stay with me, '" to his tournament competitor who now suddenly took on a far different role: "survival partner. The area is not safe at this time.

"We ask you to stay calm, stay where you are hiding".

Williams said he is believed to be 24-year-old David Katz, a gamer whose name had circulated online as the gunman prior to the official update from law enforcement.

Williams said initial reports of four dead were revised to three dead, including the shooter.

The shooting occurred at the Chicago Pizza restaurant at Jacksonville Landing, authorities said Sunday evening.

"We have got to change", Gov. Rick Scott told reporters Sunday night.

"SWAT is doing a methodical search inside The Landing", the office tweeted.

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Ryen Alemon, who came from Texas to participate in the gaming tournament, said he ducked down and ran toward the restroom when he heard the gunshots.

Video feeds captured the sounds of gunfire, because the tournament was being live-streamed at the time of the shooting.

In Washington, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the attack and the White House was monitoring the situation. You can hear Katz shoot one player, who then yells "Goddamn, oh fuck, what'd he shoot me with!"

"Everyone was running, they were dropping because they were getting shot", Alemon told CNN.

At the first event during the Madden tournament season, a gunman opened fire on the crowd, firing at least a dozen shots, per a clip of the Twitch broadcast shared on Twitter.

In 2016 a gunman killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, in the second-deadliest shooting by a single gunman in US history.

Video game giant Electronic Arts issued a statement saying it was "aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville".

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Police found Katz's vehicle near the scene of the shooting, and believed he had been staying at a nearby hotel.

Gjoka tweeted that he was hit in the thumb when the tournament "got shot up".

"Why are young men willing to give up their life, or why don't they value somebody else's life?" he said.

"You were one of the most kind and genuine people I've ever met", Kivlen wrote. A second person with gunshot wounds followed shortly behind them.

The Jacksonville Landing is an entertainment complex along the St. Johns River.

It's unclear what kind of security was at the event, which was held at a game bar inside a waterfront mall. He killed two people and left 11 others wounded before killing himself.

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