Mass Shooting at Madden Tournament in Jacksonville; Several Dead, Including One Suspect

A mass shooting during a Madden 19 tournament at the Jacksonville Landing entertainment complex in Jacksonville, Florida, has claimed the lives of several people, including one suspect.

Earlier today, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's Twitter warned people to stay away from Jacksonville Landing, immediately identifying the event as a mass shooting. Although the Sheriff's Office's tweet initially left open the possibility of a second suspect, Jacksonville  Sheriff Mike Williams later confirmed that the only suspect is "deceased at the scene," according to CNN.

At a press conference on Sunday evening, Sheriff Williams confirmed that three people were found dead at the scene -- including the suspect, 24-year-old David Katz. Eleven others were injured in the shooting, which took place at Chicago Pizza in Jacksonville Landing. The motivation behind the shooting is still unknown.

Electronic Arts, who publishes the Madden franchise, sent out a message on Twitter regarding the event, which you can read below. The EA SPORTS Madden NFL Twitter also released the same message.

This mass shooting is the latest in a number of high-profile mass shootings in Florida. In 2016, a shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando claimed fifty lives, including that of the shooter. In February of this year, a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, resulted in the deaths of seventeen students and staff.

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