NFL 'Shocked and Saddened' by Shooting at 'Madden 19' Tournament
Aug 28 2018 by Lorena Waters
Police have identified the gunman who opened fire at a video game tournament in Jacksonsville, Florida as gamerDavid Katz. T.J. Smith, chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, also said that agency was assisting law enforcement partners "with some information that has led authorities to Baltimore". "Many of us at EA knew Elijah and Taylor well, and their positive, competitive spirit and respect for other players were evident to everyone".
CBS News sources say this is David Katz, the man who shot up a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 26, 2018.
Jacksonville police have declared the attack a mass shooting and are urging everyone to stay away from the area for safety purposes.
Nearly a dozen shots are then heard before the transmission is cut. The culprit was dead on the scene. The gunman killed two or three people "that I saw", Javaruski said.
Of the 11 injured, 10 were shot and all of them are expected to make a full recovery, Williams said. The other was treated for a non-gunfire injury.
The gaming community rallied on social media late Sunday to pay tribute to the victims. CompLexity Gaming, one of the teams on the scene, reported on Twitter that one participant has been grazed in the hand. I'm just me, a cool dude.
He added: "I understand the game really well".
"You are not going to see much emotion from our guy 'Bread, '" they said. "The bullet hit my thumb", he tweeted.
Robertson, a husband, and father, was the victor of the tournament last year and Katz won it the year before, the Herald reported, citing family and friends posting on the Internet.
One gamer has even come out with claims he defeated Katz, who had been described as a "well-known competitor", the day before the shooting took place. Only one gun in the attack, however. The weapons appeared to have been recently and legally purchased. We have no outstanding suspects. Williams said the shooter was dead when officers arrived.
David Katz, a well-known gamer, lived in Baltimore and had travelled to take part in the event. "He's a man of business", an announcer said during the 2017 tournament. He's not here for the experience. He said final confirmation of the suspect's identity was pending as the FBI in Baltimore aided in the investigation.
An FBI spokesman, Dave Fitz, confirmed agents had gone to the upscale townhouse home, according to AP, but did not immediately release any other specifics.