CNN is reporting {that a} gunman has opened fireplace at a Madden gaming occasion in Jacksonville, Florida, with a number of fatalities reported.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s division posted a notification on Twitter this afternoon, saying that the taking pictures had taken place at Jacksonville Touchdown, a shopping center within the metropolis, and warned folks to remain away whereas they secured the scene. The sheriff’s workplace confirmed that there have been “multiple fatalities,” and that one suspect has been killed.

At 4:30PM ET, Jacksonville Sheriff deputy Mike Williams offered an replace, saying that that they had cleared the scene, and confirmed {that a} single, white male shooter was useless on the scene, however didn’t reveal his identification. They indicated that there have been no extra suspects. He additionally confirmed that there have been a number of individuals who have been killed on the scene, and that there have been extra victims who have been transported to native hospitals. He says that they’ll launch a rely later at the moment.

The occasion was being live-streamed, and within the video, a number of gunshots and screams might be heard earlier than the video stops. Williams confirmed that his workplace had the video, and inspired anybody with extra footage to show it over to authorities. He additionally says that his workplace is working with witnesses to determine how the incident performed out.

The occasion was a qualifying match for the Madden 19 Match on the GLHF Game Bar, in keeping with one of the teams that was participating. In line with EA, the occasion was one in all 4 qualifiers that may advance groups to a Las Vegas occasion in October.

Drini Gjoka, a member of the compLexity group, reported that he had been shot in the thumb. One other, Steven Javaruski, reported that police escorted him out of the building.

On Twitter, EA stated that it was “conscious of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Sequence competitors in Jacksonville. We’re working with authorities to assemble details at this stage.”

Replace, August 26th 2018, 4:40PM ET. This story has been up to date to mirror data from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace.

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