Mass shooting causes multiple fatalities at competitive gaming event in Florida
Tehran (KNA) - A gunman opened fire in the middle of a video game tournament in the US state of Florida, killing two people and injuring 11 more before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.
The shooting, which happened around 1:30 pm on Sunday, was connected to a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament at Chicago Pizza in the Jacksonville Landing.
The suspect was identified as 24-year-old David Katz from Baltimore who used “at least one handgun” on the victims and himself, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said.
Williams did not elaborate on the motive of the shooting, but a witness told reporters that Katz was upset because he had lost the tournament. The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives visited Katz’s residence in Baltimore and impounded his vehicle.
“We have faced an occurrence that is all too common,” Mayor Lenny Curry said. “At terrible times, we see the best in people, and today is no different.”