Jacksonville, Florida authorities reported multiple fatalities at a downtown marketplace that was hosting a video game tournament on Sunday. One suspected identified by police as a white male, is dead. It was originally believed that a second suspect could be on the loose, but authorities later said there was just one gunman in this ongoing investigation.
“Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted as a SWAT team cleared the area.
At least four people are dead and 11 were injured, law enforcement officials told NBC News.
The shooting reportedly happened in a restaurant named the GLHF Game Bar that was hosting the Madden 19 Southeastern Qualifier Tournament. EA Sports, a video game company, is the publisher of Madden 19, the latest NFL football video game. Tournament participants were competing for a $5,000 prize.
Several gunshots were heard during the online stream of the Madden event on the website Twitch. One person yelled, “Oh f–k, what’d he shoot me with?”
At least three people injured in the shooting were transported to Memorial Hospital and all are in stable condition, hospital spokesperson Pete Moberg said, according to CNN.
One person is being treated for a minor injury at Baptist Medical Center, spokesperson Cindy Hamilton stated.
This is a developing story that will be updated.
Like An Appropriator! Madonna And The VMAs Destroyed On Twitter For Bizarre Aretha Franklin Tribute
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Enough‼️ Be mad at me if you want. But, we as a nation ... must stop letting #Madonna do the tributes to great black music legends. First there was that Billboard debacle to Prince. And NOW ... Madonna babbling about Madonna, in that faux #MTVVMAS “#Aretha tribute”. #nomore 😡— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) August 21, 2018
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Why in the world would any rational person care what #Madonna had to say about #ArethaFranklin ? One is the Queen Mother of Soul. The other, like the culture she has successfully used for fame, is wholly derivative of that Queen Mother and the people who produced her.— Greg Carr (@AfricanaCarr) August 21, 2018
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Madonna did the tribute speech for Aretha Franklin. Madonna did the tribute performance for Prince. Madonna did the tribute speech for Michael Jackson...why? Who keeps thinking its a good idea to hire Madonna to eulogize Black artists who have passed away?— L E F T, PhD ⚫️ (@LeftSentThis) August 21, 2018
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Did Madonna make her Aretha Tribute about Madonna with a sprinkle of Aretha's name in it??— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) August 21, 2018
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Madonna made Aretha Franklin's death about herself and her own musical journey, and honestly, this is some of the whitest shit I have ever seen. #VMAs— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) August 21, 2018
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What a touching tribute to Aretha Franklin where Madonna talked about her goddam self for like 30 mins— KFC (@KFCBarstool) August 21, 2018
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Madonna really gentrified an entire tribute to Aretha with more anecdotes than a Presidential candidate. You gotta be kidding me... #VMAs— Jeff (@JeffJSays) August 21, 2018
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