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Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Witness » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:21 am

Shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville leaves two dead

Two [three in other news] people were fatally shot during a video game tournament at a shopping and dining complex Sunday in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff Mike Williams said.

Nine other people suffered gunshot wounds and two people were injured fleeing the area, Williams said.

The gunman, identified as 24-year old David Katz, a white male from Baltimore, Maryland, took his own life inside Chicago Pizza after the shooting, the sheriff said. Katz, who was in Jacksonville for the video game competition, used at least one handgun in the shooting, the sheriff said.

The shooting occurred at the Jacksonville Landing complex during a qualifying event for the Madden 19 Tournament at the GLHF Game Bar, CompLexity Gaming, one of the gaming teams, said on Twitter. The Landing is an open-air marketplace with stores, bars and restaurants in downtown Jacksonville along the St. Johns River.
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/26/us/j ... -shooting/

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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by shemp » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:33 am

He was a competitor? I guess the tournament wasn't going well for him. Must have had the Browns as his team.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:37 am

Was he one of the contestants?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/26/ma ... e-say.html
Williams said the gunman was believed to be 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore, who was in Florida for the gaming tournament. Law enforcement sources earlier said four people were killed before the sheriff revised the number to three.
One witness at the gaming event told Fox News that someone who was competing in the tournament lost and was upset. A previous account from the witness stated the suspect "went crazy and started shooting up the room," but later clarified that in events like this, "There are multiple guys who are upset or are saying things are like, 'BS,' if you will."

Police have not confirmed a possible motive.

The gamer said he had gone outside of the building — which he said had roughly 50 people inside — to make a phone call when the shots rang out. He said he saw people fighting to get out of the place, and he started running from the area.
I guess we'll learn soon enough. As usual with mass shootings, the 48-hour rule applies. Some of the early "breaking news" reports will need to be corrected.
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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by WildCat » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:36 am

He was just trying to make the Chicago-themed restaurant more authentic.
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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:48 am

So is it really going to turn out to be as simple and as stupid as it appears to be?

I.e., he was frustrated and angry about losing a video game?
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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:59 am

Prediction: in the days to come, the following will be blamed by pundits:

Guns (obviously)
Gun-free zones
Video games and/or "gamer culture"
White privilege and/or male privilege
Toxic masculinity
EA Sports (apparently $700,000 was at stake in this tournament, although this was just a qualifying round)
The NFL

What else? Oh, duh:
Trump
Congress
The NRA
Liberals
Hillary (someone will find a way)

Any I missed?
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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Doctor X » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:03 am

Thunderf00t will blame Anita What'shername.

She will start another Go Fund Me page.

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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:11 am

https://www.businessinsider.com/madden- ... ect-2018-8

Just a little more information about the shooter.
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Post by shemp » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:12 pm

Maybe he was mad because somebody took a knee.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:01 pm

shemp wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Maybe he was mad because somebody took a knee.
Could be lies of course, but it is alleged ...

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/0 ... -4-people/
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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by xouper » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:11 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:01 pm
shemp wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Maybe he was mad because somebody took a knee.
Could be lies of course, but it is alleged ...

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/0 ... -4-people/
In the comments section was this:

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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by shemp » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:22 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:01 pm
shemp wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Maybe he was mad because somebody took a knee.
Could be lies of course, but it is alleged ...

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/0 ... -4-people/
Do you ever have any reputable sources?
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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:45 pm

shemp wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:01 pm
shemp wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Maybe he was mad because somebody took a knee.
Could be lies of course, but it is alleged ...

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/0 ... -4-people/
Do you ever have any reputable sources?
Are you kidding? 8)



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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:18 pm

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Post by shemp » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:06 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:45 pm
shemp wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:01 pm
shemp wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Maybe he was mad because somebody took a knee.
Could be lies of course, but it is alleged ...

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/0 ... -4-people/
Do you ever have any reputable sources?
Are you kidding? 8)



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Hey, I'm a freshman philosophy student, get your facts straight!
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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Doctor X » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:44 am

One day, you rise to a wise fool. . . .

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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:38 am

Yeah, it really was just as simple as he was angry about losing.

Suspect in Madden 19 tournament shooting targeted gamers: Sheriff
The suspect in a mass shooting that left two people dead and 12 with bullet wounds at a Madden 19 e-games tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday, carried two handguns and extra ammunition into the contest venue and specifically targeted his competition, authorities said Monday.

The two people killed in the shooting allegedly committed by David Katz, 24, inside a back room bar at a Chicago Pizza restaurant in the Jacksonville Landing mall were considered the top two Madden gamers in the world, a competitor wounded in the rampage told ABC News.

"The suspect clearly targeted other gamers that were in a back room at the Chicago Pizza participating in this gaming tournament," Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said of Katz at a news conference Monday afternoon. "The suspect walked passed patrons who were in other parts of the business and focused his attention on the gamers."

Meanwhile, court records obtained by ABC News in Baltimore from a divorce and child custody battle between Katz's parents show that Katz was treated in 2011 for mental health issues and that his mother informed the court that her son was suffering from depression and "affective disorders." Records also show that David Katz was once prescribed the antidepressants Risperdal and Fluoxetine.
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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Doctor X » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:29 am

And he got a gun how?

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Re: Jacksonville video game tournament shooting

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:44 am

Doctor X wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:29 am
And he got a gun how?

--J.D.
According to the article:
He [the sheriff] said Katz purchased both guns legally in Baltimore within the past month.
Apparently no prior criminal history, so no legal basis to prevent it as far as I can tell.
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Post by shemp » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:22 am

Doctor X wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:29 am
And he got a gun how?

--J.D.
From your mom.
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