Multiple Fatalities at Florida Madden 19 Tournament


[Update 8/27/2018: Corrected number of victims and added names of deceased.]

According to the Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office, one suspect is dead and there are “multiple fatalities” at the site of a Madden 19 tournament at the GLHF Game Bar.  Reports say at least 11 people were injured and two were killed in the shooting incident on Sunday, August 26th.

The two people who were killed were both pro Madden players, Elijah “trueboy” Clayton and Taylor “SpotMePlzzz” Robertson.

The shooting occurred at the Madden 19 Southeastern Qualifier Tournament, which had a $5,000 prize pool.  First and second place would qualify for Finals in October of 2018.

Police have identified the gunman as David Katz, a 24-year-old gamer from Baltimore, Maryland. Katz took his own life during the shooting.

compLexity player Drini “YoungDrini” Gjoka was playing in the tournament and was reportedly shot in the hand.

Other players took to social media as they were escorted away from the scene:

The shooting tragedy has some tournament organizers addressing security concerns from the public on Twitter:

While other members of the gaming community are calling for stricter gun laws in the United States.