Multiple dead in Florida shooting at Jacksonville mall

Glen Norman
August 27, 2018

POLICE in America have reported multiple fatalities following a mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida.

"We saw a bunch of people getting taken out on stretchers", Barlow said.

Investigators were looking into online video that appeared to capture the scene right before the shooting began, the sheriff said.

A heavy police presence remains into the night at the shooting inside Jacksonville Landing on Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida. "I was scared for my life and my boyfriend's". Add Jacksonville Mass Shooting as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Jacksonville Mass Shooting news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

CompLexity Gaming Founder and CEO Jason Lake said one of their gamers, a 19-year-old who goes by Drini, was shot in the thumb but managed to escape and is going to be fine.

The gunman killed two people and then fatally shot himself in a rampage that wounded several others. I'm leaving and never coming back.

Another player, "DubDotDUBBY", said a bullet had grazed his head. "Life can be cut short in a second", Gjoka tweeted.

He said the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot and that authorities were still making final confirmation of his identity with the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisting them in Baltimore. "Traumatized and devastated", he wrote on Twitter. TJ Smith, a Baltimore City Police spokesperson, said the department was assisting law enforcement agencies with information that led them to Baltimore.

The latest rampage occurred amid a debate over US gun laws that was given fresh impetus by the massacre in February of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Florida has seen several mass shootings in recent years, including at the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016, when 49 people died.

Three patients were taken to Memorial Hospital, all of whom are in stable condition. Six others were transported to the hospital in serious or good condition, three shot once and three shot a few times.

A competitor at Sunday's tournament told the LA Times on Sunday that the shooter was a participant who had been disqualified earlier in the day, but authorities have not confirmed the testimony.

In Washington, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the attack and the White House was monitoring the situation.

The game is a big deal - last year, three million players took part in the Madden Championship Series and there'll be $US700,000 up for grabs at the Madden NFL 19 Club Championship - but this particular event was relatively small in scale.

Cloud9, a professional gaming organization based in Los Angeles, California, said it was deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic events: "Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to the victims, families, and all those affected by today's violence", the organization said on Twitter.

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