Jacksonville Landing shooting

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Jacksonville Landing shooting
Part of Mass shootings in the United States
The Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville FL, Southeast view 20160706 1.jpg
The Jacksonville Landing, where the shooting took place
LocationJacksonville Landing, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
DateAugust 26, 2018
Deaths3 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorDavid Katz[1]

The Jacksonville Landing shooting was a mass shooting that happened on August 26, 2018, at a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament at the Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Florida.[2] Three people were killed, including the shooter, and eleven others were injured.[3]

The shooter, 24 year-old David Katz, was a competitor in the tournament who lost.[4] He left and then came back with a gun and fired 12 shots.[5] Katz was the only suspect and had only one handgun.

In addition to the gunman, two people were confirmed killed: Taylor Robertson, age 27, and Eli Clayton, age 22.[6]

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office urged individuals to stay away from the location at 2:13 p.m. EDT, and SWAT officers evacuated and searched the area.[7]

U.S. President Donald Trump contacted Florida Governor Rick Scott, offering federal assistance in response to the shooting.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "David Katz Identified As Jacksonville Shooting Suspect, Report Claims He Opened Fire After Losing Game". Archived from the original on August 26, 2018. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. CNN, Eric Levenson and AnneClaire Stapleton,. "Multiple fatalities in shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities say". CNN. Retrieved 2018-08-26.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. Micolucci, Vic (August 26, 2018). "JSO: 4 dead, 11 wounded in mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing". News4jax.com. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  4. "Multiple fatalities reported, including a suspect, in mass shooting at Jacksonville, Fla., video game tournament".
  5. Garcia, Sandra E. (August 26, 2018). "Multiple Fatalities in Shooting at Jacksonville, Fla., Gaming Tournament, Police Say". No. August 26, 2018. The New York Times. NY Times. Archived from the original on August 26, 2018. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  6. "Here are the victims of the Jacksonville mass shooting". miamiherald. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  7. Garza, Lisa Maria. "Suspect dead, 'multiple fatalities' in mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing: sheriff's office". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  8. Press, Associated. "President Trump calls Florida governor after mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing". The Florida Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.