News Update!!: Downtown Jacksonville, FL: Latest Information: Deadly shooting during a Madden Football video game tournament.

News Update!!: Downtown Jacksonville, FL: Latest Information: Deadly shooting during a Madden Football video game tournament.

Here is the latest information regarding a deadly shooting during a Madden Football video game tournament in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida that occurred on Sunday, August 26th, 2018.

** As of 7:00am PT on Monday, August 27th, 2018: **

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Authorities in Jacksonville, Florida later officially confirmed the identities of the victims in the deadly shooting on Sunday as 22 year old Elijah Clayton from Woodland Hills, California and 27 year old Taylor Robertson from Ballard, West Virginia.

First Coast News reports Eli Clayton went by the gaming name “Trueboy” and Taylor Robertson went by the gaming name “SpotMePlzzz”.

On Electronic Arts Sports’ website, Clayton “is consistently one of the best in competitive Madden”, and Robertson had career winnings of more than $80,000 and had won the Madden NFL 17 Classic.

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ABC affiliate KABC Channel 7 is reporting that Clayton was a former Calabasas High School football player and was among the 2 people gunned down in a deadly shooting at a video gaming tournament in Florida on Sunday.

On the Calabasas High School’s Football Twitter page, they posted a picture of Clayton and tweeted, “Our hearts are broken as we learned that former Calabasas Football player @True__818 (Elijah Clayton) was senselessly murdered today during the mass shooting in Florida. We send our love, condolences, and deepest sense of sorrow to Elijah’s Family and Friends”.

The Bluefieled Daily Telegraph reports that Robertson was a husband and father living in Ballard, West Virginia, and was a graduate of James Monroe High School where he played football and basketball.

According to the Bluefieled Daily Telegraph, Robertson was a member of the James Monroe football team that reached the state semi-finals in 2008, and was the Pocahontas Coal Association and Bluefieled Daily Telegraph football player of the year in 2007.

Sunday’s tournament was a qualifying round for the Madden NFL 19 Classic.

Robertson leaves behind a wife and young son.

The National Football League (NFL), which licenses its teams and players to EA for the Madden franchise, said in a statement that it was “shocked and deeply saddened” by the shooting: “Our hearts go out to all those affected. We are grateful for the first responders immediately on the scene. We support our partners at EA Sports and will continue to monitor developments with local law enforcement.”

** As of 10:49pm PT on Sunday, August 26th, 2018: **

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According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the gunman in a mass shooting at a Madden video game tournament is identified as 24 year old David Katz from Baltimore, Maryland.

Authorities say the deadly shooting occurred at 1:34pm ET inside Chicago Pizza at the Jacksonville Landing where a Madden Football video game tournament was being held.

This is video from Twitch.tv that captured shots being fired as gamers played in the Madden Football Video Game Tournament.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office say David Katz was participant in the competition and had previously won regional tournaments for the football game, and used a handgun in the deadly shooting.

At least 2 people where killed and 11 people were injured in the deadly shooting.

Authorities say that all of the 11 people who were injured are in stable condition.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office say David Katz took the his own life at the scene of the deadly shooting.

The Baltimore Sun newspaper reports that Federal Authorities were at a home near South Baltimore Sunday night as part of an investigation into the deadly shooting.

The investigation into the deadly shooting continues, including what caused the suspect to open fire.

** As of 1:00pm PT on Sunday, August 26th, 2018: **

** Pictures from NBC affiliate WTLV Channel 12 and ABC affiliate WJXX Channel 25 (First Coast News): **

There has been a deadly shooting during a Madden video game tournament at the Jacksonville Landing marketplace in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

The deadly shooting occurred on Sunday, August 26th, 2018.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, at least 2 people are dead and multiple injuries, and the shooting suspect is dead.

There are reports from the Associated Press that the suspected shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, no outstanding suspects, “there is one suspect dead.”

** Live News Coverage from First Coast News (NBC affiliate WTLV Channel 12 and ABC affiliate WJXX Channel 25): **

NBC affiliate WTLV Channel 12 and ABC affiliate WJXX Channel 25 reports Memorial Hospital had received at least 3 patients from the scene, all of whom are stable, but the extent of their injuries was not disclosed.

Video game company Electronic Arts tweeted that a shooting took place at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition.

GLHF Game Bar, a bar in Jacksonville Landing, had posted on its Facebook page that it was holding a Madden tournament Sunday afternoon.

NBC affiliate WTLV Channel 12 and ABC affiliate WJXX Channel 25 reports Multiple members of the online gaming community stopped playing on the live-streaming service Twitch to react to reports of the shooting. “I’m not playing right now. This is too upsetting,” gamer WalkerCLE said.

Authority are telling the public to stay away from the area as the investigation continues.

Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are en route to the scene, and the FBI’s Jacksonville field office is assisting in the investigation.

Electronic Arts Sports Madden NFL has posted on their official Twitter page, “We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville. We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage. This is a horrible situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved.”

Electronic Arts has posted on their official Twitter page, “We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville. We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage.”

Florida Governor Rick Scott has also offered state resources to assist in the investigation.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to all the families and friends of the victims in the deadly shooting during the Madden Football video game tournament in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. **

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

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