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Details Emerging On Alleged Shooter At Madden NFL Tournament In Jacksonville

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Details are still unfolding in the horrific mass shooting that occurred at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida this afternoon. Multiple fatalities have been reported, with even more people injured.

The shooting took place during the event, held at Jacksonville Landing. Audio of the gunshots can be heard in the background of footage of the competition that was being live streamed.

The gunman has not been identified yet by authorities, so take any premature reports you may see online speculating on his identity with a grain of salt.

However, we might know some more background info him. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times , he played in the tournament and lost.

Per the LA Times' report, the shooter took his own life, though that detail has not been confirmed.

The shooter was a gamer who was competing in the tournament and lost, according to Steven “Steveyj” Javaruski, one of the competitors.

The shooter “targeted a few people” and shot at least five victims before killing himself, Javaruski told The Times in a direct message on Twitter. The gunman killed two or three people “that I saw,” Javaruski said.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is holding a press conference this afternoon to update the public.

We will keep you posted.

Update: The JSO has confirmed that one suspect has died at the scene. Since they said they have no outstanding suspects, it looks like there was a lone gunman.

Expect more info soon.