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Three dead, including gunman, in shooting at a Florida gaming tournament
World | incidents | 11:19, 27 August 2018 | 478

AKIPRESS.COM - A gunman armed with a handgun killed two people at a video gaming tournament on Sunday in Florida, USA.

A live-stream of the tournament caught the chilling moment when the shooting began. A red laser dot appeared on the chest of one of the players, who was wearing white headphones and a red sweatshirt. The video of the players then disappeared. Twelve gunshots rang out.

Eleven people were injured, nine by gunshots.

The suspect was identified as David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, NYTimes reported.

The shooting took place at 1:34 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing, a riverfront collection of restaurants, shops and an open-air performance space that is a gathering place in the city on weekends. By late Sunday, it was surrounded by fire trucks and police vehicles, its perimeter roped off by police tape. SWAT team officers stood at the entrance of a nearby parking garage. A helicopter flew high overhead.

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