The Jacksonville, Fla. sheriff's office warned of a "mass shooting" at the Jacksonville Landing, an entertainment area in the city's downtown, Sunday afternoon, The Hill reports."Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing", the department tweeted. Four casualties were confirmed by police, as well as 11 injured, six of whom are being treated at a nearby hospital. The area is not safe at this time. "STAY AWAY." Williams said later they had finished securing the scene. "I am literally so lucky". Our player, Drini, was hit in the thumb but is going to be fine. The venue was hosting the EA Madden NFL 19 Southeastern Qualifiers Playoffs on Sunday, according to its Facebook page. "Worst day of my life".
Gjoka tweeted: "I will never take anything for granted ever again".
Another gamer, Chris "Dubby" McFarland, was hospitalized after a bullet grazed his head. "Traumatized and devastated", he wrote on Twitter. The top two finishers of the regional tournament are supposed to advance to the finals in Las Vegas in October with a $165,000 prize pool.
Reacting to news of the shooting during the tournament involving its game, Madden 19 maker Electronic Arts Inc said it was working with authorities to gather facts.
"This is a disgusting situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved", Madden's creator, EA Sports, said in a statement. SWAT is doing a methodical search inside The Landing.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican who is challenging longtime Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in November's election, said he had offered to provide local authorities with any state resources they might need.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that U.S. President Donald Trump had been briefed of the incident and is monitoring the situation. The GLHF channel is now hosting a charity stream to raise money for victims.
Survivors of February's high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, expressed sorrow at news of another mass shooting in the state.
This is a developing story.