A horrible tragedy has transpired during the Madden Championship Tournament at Chicago Pizza in Jacksonville, Flordia. A mass shooter took aim leading to injuries and deaths.

The event was being live-streamed on Twitch where gunshots were heard before the stream was cut off. The local law enforcement was quick to act, locking the area down. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed that multiple “fatalities” have been confirmed and many more injured.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has reported on a suspect is dead at the scene but no confirmation if this person was responsible.

EA, publisher of the Madden franchise took to Twitter to address the shooting.

A conference has happened on Facebook confirming that the area has been cleared but there’s no official count of the victims and those suffering from injuries are currently getting treatment from local hospitals.

Gaming Access Weekly reached out to Founder and CEO of the esports team CompLexity, Jason Lake, for a statement regarding his player Drini’s saftey. He responded as such:

“We’re obviously shocked and saddened by this afternoon’s events. Our player, Drini, was hit in the thumb but is going to be fine. He managed to escape and run down the street to a nearby gym. He’s currently cooperating with the authorities and we will be flying him out of Jacksonville as soon as we are given the green light from the officials on the ground.”

Update 8/27/2018

Jacksonville Sheriff Williams held another conference about the shooting. The individual has been identified as 24-year old David Katz from Baltimore, Maryland who took his own life, he used 1 handgun to commit the shooting and confirmed that “he was there for the competition”. In addition to the suspect taking his own life, 3 more have been reported as deceased.

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