David Katz was identified as the suspect who shot up a Madden tournament in the Jacksonville Landing area on Aug. 26, according to the sheriff.
A number of photos and videos have been circulating on Twitter that purport to show Katz. On Twitter, users said his Madden name was “ravens2012champs” and “Ravenschamp,” apparently in reference to the Baltimore Ravens NFL team.
Jacksonville sheriff’s officials have stated that the suspect in the shooting is dead.
Details on ShootingReuters reported that a gunman killed four people and wounded several others on Sunday when he opened fire at a video game tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant on the Landing. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said one white male suspect was dead at the scene. He declined to comment on what led to the third major mass shooting to hit Florida in the last two years.
The shooting was captured via a live stream of a game of Madden 19.
The bar was livestreaming the football video game competition when the gunfire started, according to video of the stream shared on social media. In the video, players can be seen reacting to the shots and cries can be heard before the footage cuts off.
“Worst day of my life,” gamer Drini Gjoka wrote on Twitter. “I will never take anything for granted ever again. Life can be cut short in a second.”
The Los Angeles Times said the shooter was a gamer who was competing in the tournament and lost. Citing messages from another player in the room, the Times said the gunman appeared to target several victims before killing himself. Reuters could not immediately confirm that account of events.