A “mass shooting” has reportedly taken place at Jacksonville Landing, a popular area of downtown Jacksonville, Fla.
A Madden video game tournament was taking place, and early estimates indicate more than a dozen people were shot.
Mass shooting happened during Madden Tournament at Chicago Pizza at Jacksonville Landing. 11 shot. At least 4 dead.
— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) August 26, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sources say at least nine people have been shot and four are dead after a shooting at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon.
— Tony Pipitone (@TonyNBC6) August 26, 2018
Here is apparent video of the incident as it took place. (WARNING: The sounds on this video are graphic)
Breaking: Reports of a shooting at the Jacksonville Landing during a Madden video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. Audio reveals sounds of gunfire during the tournament. pic.twitter.com/HOrW2yj24Q
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) August 26, 2018
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed the news and urges people to stay away from the area.
Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting
— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) August 26, 2018
We will continue to monitor this story and update with any development.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he has been updated and will continue to receive updates from law enforcement.
I’ve spoken to @JSOPIO Mike Williams to offer any state resources he may need. FDLE is currently responding, and I have spoken to FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen regarding the shooting in Jacksonville. We will continue to receive updates from law enforcement.
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) August 26, 2018
L.A. Times correspondent Matt Pearce reports that the shooter was a gamer who lost and killed himself in the process of shooting.
New: The Jacksonville gunman was a gamer in the Madden tournament who lost, and he killed himself after opening fire, another competitor tells me. https://t.co/6ftAr6vrd3
— Matt Pearce ? (@mattdpearce) August 26, 2018