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Florida shooting LIVE: FBI searches gunman’s home in Baltimore

By HT Correspondent | Aug 27, 2018 06:29 IST

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.

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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.

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Police confirm 3 deaths, including of gunman

Jacksonville sheriff Mike Williams says three people were killed, including the gunman.

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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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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.

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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.

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Lone shooting suspect died at scene in Jacksonville, no further suspects, AFP quotes local sheriff

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‘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.

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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.

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Florida governor offers state support

 

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‘Stay far away from the area’: Jax Sheriff’s Office