David Katz has been identified as the gunman who opened fire Sunday during a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, killing two people and wounding nine others, authorities said at a press conference.
The 24-year-old Katz, a Maryland resident who fatally shot himself at the scene, was described as a “disgruntled” gamer who had participated in the Madden tournament, sources told Fox News’ Rick Leventhal. Katz has used the names Bread, mrslicedbread, ravenschamp and ravens2012champ in Madden competitions.
The two gamers killed in the shooting have been identified as Eli “TrueBoy” Clayton and Taylor “SpotMePlzzz” Robertson, say they have not been heard from since the shooting and they are feared dead. TrueBoy was playing on the live stream when the shots rang out.
There’s more about Katz at the link.
Before the video cuts off, you can clearly see a laser go across the gentleman’s chest on the right.
This is Jacksonville’s second public shooting in as many days, first at a Raines High school football game and now a madden tournament. pic.twitter.com/VpKcI6z4Gl
— Christopher T. (@mistochristopho) August 26, 2018
Jacksonville detectives are still not sure why a video game player pulled a gun and began shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday. @kerrynbc has what we’re now learning about the victims, gunman and more. pic.twitter.com/lidXF5l4Iw
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 27, 2018
The idiotic wall proposed by trump, which Mexico was supposed to pay for (but isn’t) was meant to prevent tragedies like we’re seeing in places like Jacksonville.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 27, 2018
-At least 3 dead, including the shooter who shot himself
-1 suspect: 24-year-old, white male David Katz from Baltimore, Maryland
-9 victims were transported to the hospital pic.twitter.com/9x4qWEKri9
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) August 26, 2018