Two innocent people are dead and nearly a dozen more were injured today as a result of a mass shooting at an esports tournament.
Multiple press, player, and law enforcement sources report that the gunman, a player who’d suffered a loss at the tournament, opened fire on participants at the Madden NFL 19 event in Jacksonville, Florida, killing two and wounding many more before shooting and killing himself. The shooter’s identity has not yet been released.
“We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville,” an EA representative told Polygon. “We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage. This is a horrible situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved.”
Our sincerest condolences to everyone affected.
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