A mass shooting at a video game tournament in the northern Florida city of Jacksonville has left four people dead and 10 injured.
The shooting took place on Sunday during the Madden NFL online gaming tournament at a waterfront dining, entertainment and shopping site in downtown Jacksonville, News4Jax reports. The video game tournament was being streamed online from the restaurant.
The gunman was said to have opened fire, killing a couple of people before fatally shooting himself.
The Jax Sheriff’s Office confirmed there were multiple fatalities and injuries and said one suspect was dead at the scene.
“One suspect is dead at the scene, unknown at this time if we have a second suspect. Searches are being conducted,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.
In another tweet. the Jax Sheriff’s Office tweeted: ‘Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting.’
‘We are finding many people hiding in locked areas at The Landing. We ask you to stay calm, stay where you are hiding. SWAT is doing a methodical search inside The Landing. We will get to you. Please don’t come running out.’