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Confirmed Shooting at Madden Esports Tournament, Causalities Confirmed

It has been confirmed that an active shooter has attacked a Madden 19 Esports Tournament that was taking place in Jacksonville, Florida at Chicago’s Pizza. The Sheriff’s Department put out the following tweet:

The Sherrif’s Department has also confirmed that there have been multiple fatalities.

EA has also put out a statement saying they are cooperating with authorities.

The LA Times is reporting that the “the shooter was a gamer who was competing in the tournament and lost,” after their interview with Steven Javaruski, who was participating in the tournament. Another participant Drini Gjoka tweeted that he a bullet hit him in the thumb.

This event was being streamed live on Twitch as the shooting occurred. There are multiple videos of this online. They are out there; however, we will not link to them. You can view them at your own discretion.

Updates will continue to come from the Jacksonville Sherrif’s Office, which you can find on their Twitter Feed

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