Multiple fatalities in mass shooting at an online gaming tournament in Jacksonville Landing, Florida: Reports
Reports of a mass shooting are coming in from Florida's Jacksonville Landing.
Two people are reported to be dead and 10 have been injured. The shooting reportedly broke out during the Madden NFL online gaming tournament, according to News4Jax
The Jax Sheriff's Office confirmed there were multiple fatalities and injuries.
"Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting," the Jax Sheriff's Office tweeted.
Video from the shooting at Madden NFL 19 Tournament Whilst— Péndola 💔 (@nowfeather) August 26, 2018
It was live on twitch. pic.twitter.com/sEdS0AzAIK
"We can't stress enough to stay away. Many blocks away."
In subsequent tweets, police said they were still searching The Landing entertainment and shopping complex, where the Madden 19 tournament was being held at the GLHF Game Bar.
The shooting was caught on a livestream of the gaming tournament as two men were playing in the championship series.
According to the Daily Mail, the commentators could be heard going silent as the first gunshots were fired and people began screaming. The stream then cut out and a message appeared saying "controller disconnected".
One of the gamers, Drini Gjoka, revealed his horror after he was shot in the hand and ran for his life.
"The tourney just got shot up. I'm leaving and never coming back. I am literally so lucky. The bullet hit my thumb. Worst day of my life," he tweeted.
"I will never take anything for granted ever again. Life can be cut short in a second."
The tournament was being streamed live on Twitch ... the opening rounds were captured as well.