Suburban couple injured at Jacksonville tournament when gunman opened fire

Ebony Scott
August 29, 2018

EA will instead "run a comprehensive review of safety protocols" to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators that attend these events.

Kivlen and Jones said they barely knew Katz, who seemed to avoid conversation with fellow players during tournaments.

The former eSports champion had travelled from Baltimore to Florida intent on taking part in the regional qualifier of the "Madden 19" American football video game tournament, hoping to make it through to the finals in Las Vegas.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams told reporters Monday that Katz was armed with two handguns during his killing spree.

He commented on the lack of security at the event and said that people have watched incidents such as the Jacksonville shooting happen in the past.

The sheriff said all of the victims who were injured would recover.

The competition venue, the GLHF Game Bar, is connected with restaurant Chicago Pizza and within the larger Jacksonville Landing mall complex.

Clayton, who hailed from California's Woodland Hills, played under the moniker TrueBoy or True and was described in his player bio as "one of the perennial top competitors in the scene".

"As you can imagine, we are devastated by yet another senseless act of gun violence", Clayton's cousin, Brandi Pettijohn, said while reading a statement.

Taylor Robertson, a Titans fan from Ballard, W.Va., was among two people killed in the shooting.

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"You are not going to see much emotion from our guy", said the announcer.

Gamer Derek Jones, who lost to Robertson in the 2016 tournament, said his onetime rival was "one of the nicest people I ever met".

Gjoka tweeted: "The tourney just got shot up".

Shay Kivlen speaks on August 27, 2018, about the shooting at The Jacksonville Landing on Sunday, in Jacksonville, Fla.

In the wake of last February's deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Trump administration initially appeared open to conversations on common sense gun reforms.

A person can not purchase a weapon in Maryland if they've been voluntarily committed for more than 30 consecutive days or involuntarily committed for any length of time. The Lord is a comforter and it will take time to heal.

- He used a handgun in the shooting, according to a source close to the investigation. "I couldn't image him doing such thing".

Soon after the gunfire erupted, police were there in about a minute, he said.

Attorneys Matt and Tim Morgan, along with James Young of the Orlando-based Morgan & Morgan law firm, said on Tuesday that they believe the tragedy was preventable, during a press conference at their Jacksonville office.

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