Multiple People Dead After Gunman Opens Fire at Madden 19 Gaming Tournament in Jacksonville
Multiple people are dead after at least one perpetrator opened fire at a gaming tournament on Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities said
A SWAT team swept through Jacksonville’s scenic riverfront Sunday after a shooting rampage during a Madden 19 video game tourney left multiple people dead and others wounded, authorities in the Florida city said.
Sheriff Mike Williams said the lone shooter, a white male, was among the dead. He declined to reveal the death toll.
“We just finished clearing the Jacksonville Landing … and the scene is secure,” Williams said at a news conference. “I would encourage people not to come down, to spectate. We don’t need that at this point.”
The sheriff’s office said there were “multiple fatalities” and that many other victims were transported to hospitals. Multiple media outlets, including WJXT-TV, said four people were dead and several more wounded at the GLHF Game Bar.
Authorities had urged people hiding in the area to call 911 so police can get them out.
“We are finding many people hiding in locked areas at The Landing,” the sheriff’s office said. “We ask you to stay calm, stay where you are hiding. SWAT is doing a methodical search inside The Landing. We will get to you. Please don’t come running out.”