Breaking: Mass Shooting At U.S Video Game Contest
A mass shooting has just occurred in the United States city of Jacksonville, Florida during a Madden E-NFL video game Tournament.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s office confirmed the mass shooting at a popular shopping and entertainment area in Jacksonville while urging the public to avoid the area because it was not safe.
“Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting” The sheriff’s office tweeted.
“We can’t stress enough to stay away. Many blocks away. Yes, this includes media. It is for safety.” It tweeted further in subsequent tweets.
Police in Jacksonville, also reported multiple fatalities in the mass shooting that erupted on Sunday afternoon with at least one dead suspect at the scene although they are not sure if there was a second suspect.
“There was a mass shooting at a popular shopping and entertainment area in Jacksonville, Fla., early Sunday afternoon” authorities said.
Police urged everyone hiding in the area to remain in their hiding places and dial 911 so Police officers can escort them to safety while they conduct a thorough search of the area.
They also said it was very important that victims and innocent bystanders not start running out of their hiding places at this time.
“We are finding many people hiding in locked areas at The Landing. We ask you to stay calm, stay where you are hiding. SWAT is doing a methodical search inside The Landing. We will get to you. Please don’t come running out. #TheLandingMassShooting” the Police tweeted.
The mass shooting occurred during an esports tournament in which gamers competed by playing “Madden NFL 2019.”
The mass shooting was accidentaly broadcast live as the players were broadcasting their performances on Twitch, a live-streaming video platform, when the gunshots began.