Mass Shooting at 'Madden NFL 19' Tournament in Florida
Audio and video of a gunman firing into the crowd at a "Madden NFL 19" livestream event in Jacksonville, Florida, captures the chaos and carnage of what is the latest U.S. mass shooting.
Variety reports the video, taken at the GLHF Game Bar in the Landing along the St. Johns River, was aired live via Twitch.
Gunshots rip through the audio as a voice says, "F-ck, what did he shoot me with?" The shots continue, screams are heard, and a man's voice is heard saying, "Oh, my God!" over and over.
The shooter, who has not yet been identified, was said by one attendee to have been a gamer who lost and then opened fire on those around him before turning the gun on himself.
EA Sports, the company behind the event, released a statement that said, “We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville. We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage. This is a horrible situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved.”
At least three people were killed in the attack, Huffington Post reports, including the gunman. Six others were transported to the hospital in serious or good condition, three shot once and three shot more than once. A total of 11 people are thought to have been injured.
No victims have been named as yet, but the Twitter account of CHS Coyote Football identified former player Elijah Clayton as one of the dead. He appears to have been the young man seen in livestream footage from the event with a laser dot on his chest immediately before the shooting. Family members have named Taylor Robertson as the other person killed in the attack.