JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The sheriff’s office in Jacksonville, Florida, said there was a mass shooting at a downtown marketplace on Sunday and urged people to stay far away from the area. Four people were killed and at least another eleven shot, according to WJXT.
The shooter is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police have confirmed there are no other suspects.
“Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.
The shooting occurred during the Madden 19 Tournament at the GLHF Game Bar, according to the Twitter of CompLexity Gaming, one of the event organizers. One Madden participant, Young Drini, was grazed in the hand and is away from the scene and safe, Complexity said.
Early reports say the shooting began inside a game room at the Chicago Pizza during a Madden 19 tournament. Witnesses said they saw several people being taken out on stretchers.
The wounded victims have been taken to Memorial Hospital, where three victims were in stable condition, and UF Health Medical Center, where there has not been any patient information.
A woman who said her son inside the game room at Chicago Pizza said she he was in the room when a man pulled a gun and started shooting.
Federal law enforcement officials are monitoring the situation in Jacksonville. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is responding to the scene in Jacksonville Landing, a law enforcement source told CNN.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he is in contact with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams regarding the shooting at the Madden Tournament.
Mayor Curry characterized the shooting incident as an “ongoing situation,” and said they would address the media later this afternoon.
President Trump has been briefed on today’s deadly shooting at a Madden 19 Tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
She added that they were monitoring the situation.