Monroe County, WV man one of two killed in shooting at video game tournament in Florida

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A Monroe County, West Virginia man is one of two people shot and killed at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. 

The shooting happened Sunday at a popular waterfront mall in Jacksonville, Florida, where a video game tournament was being held. Graphic recordings from the scene captured gunshots ringing out and the screams of terrified patrons taking cover.

CBS affiliate WJAX is reporting the victims have been identified as Eli Clayton and Taylor Robertson. According to Madden’s website, Taylor Robertson is 27-years-old and from Ballard, West Virginia. 

Police identified the gunman as David Katz, of Baltimore, who was attending the event.  They say the attack ended when the David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, is believed to be the gunman, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said. Katz used a single handgun to carry out the shooting and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said. Williams described Katz as a white male who was attending the gaming event. He did not know if Katz knew the victims.

Nine others were wounded by gunfire and two others were injured as they fled the shooting, Williams said. They are all in stable condition.

The tournament for “Madden NFL 19” players was being held at the GLHF Game Bar, which shares shares space with a restaurant. The bar told CBS News in a Facebook message that all staff members and the owner were able to escape “untouched.”

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