Florida shooting LIVE: FBI searches gunman’s home in Baltimore
Several people were killed in a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Florida’s Jacksonville on Sunday, local police said, adding that one suspect was dead.“Multiple fatalities at the scene, many transported,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted. The shooting took place at a restaurant at Jacksonville Landing where a tournament for a Madden football video game was being livestreamed, local media reported.
FBI searches home of Florida shooter
An FBI official in Baltimore has confirmed that agents are searching the family home of the Florida shooter, David Katz. An FBI spokesman, Dave Fitz, says agents have gone to the suspect’s father’s house in Baltimore, hours after Sunday’s mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida.6:20 am IST
Police confirm 3 deaths, including of gunman
Jacksonville sheriff Mike Williams says three people were killed, including the gunman.3:11 am IST
US President offers federal resources to respond to Florida shooting: Governor Rick Scott
US President Donald Trump has offered federal resources to respond to Florida shooting, says Governor Rick Scott, who is heading to Jacksonville to meet local law enforcement.
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Just spoke with @POTUS regarding the shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. He offered any federal resources needed to respond. FDLE and the Florida Highway Patrol are currently assisting local law enforcement.— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) August 26, 2018
Suspect who opened fire died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound: Source
A source close to the investigation says the suspect who opened fire died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The source spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release information on the shooting.2:33 am IST
Six victims brought to Jacksonville’s UF Health Hospital, one is serious
Six victims brought to Jacksonville’s UF Health Hospital, five of them are stable and one is serious, say hospital staff.2:17 am IST
Lone shooting suspect died at scene in Jacksonville, no further suspects, AFP quotes local sheriff2:04 am IST
‘Shooter was a gamer’: Media reports
The shooter was a gamer who was competing in the tournament and lost, reports the Los Angeles Times. 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.2:01 am IST
Four dead, 10 wounded, says officials
Over four people have been killed and 10 others wounded at the video game tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, local media said citing police sources, reports Reuters.The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a suspect was dead at the scene. “Searches are being conducted,” it said on Twitter.1:44 am IST
Florida governor offers state support
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‘Stay far away from the area’: Jax Sheriff’s Office
Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) August 26, 2018
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