Gaming community and friends pay tribute to two victims — Jacksonville 'Madden' shooting

Gaming community and friends pay tribute to two victims — Jacksonville 'Madden' shooting

Two men fatally shot during a video game tournament at the Jacksonville Landing have been identified as Taylor Robertson and Eli Clayton.

A video of the shooting that is now being examined by investigators captured a red dot that appeared to be a laser pointer trained on a player, according to the Associated Press; the player was identified by attendees as Clayton. "He never even had a fist fight", Pettijohn said to reporters on Monday. She said he began firing shortly thereafter.

Pettijohn said Clayton made good money participating in Madden tournaments and was saving money for college.

CompLexity Gaming, one of the gaming teams, said its player Drini Gjoka was grazed on his hand. "We are committed to supporting Taylor and Elijah's families through this hard time, and we send our deepest sympathies to their loved ones, to those injured yesterday, and everyone affected".

He had earned about $51,000 playing Madden football and Robertson had earned about $80,000, EA Sports said on its website. He also expressed his "deep and heartfelt condolences" to Robertson's and Clayton's families.

Katz went by the nickname "Bread" in the gaming world. Police say Katz used a hand gun in the attack and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have raided the man's family home in Baltimore, Maryland, in an effort to finally confirm his identity.

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Disturbing video/audio is being posted on social media following a "mass shooting" in Jacksonville. "Traumatized and devastated", the gamer added. He had shades on, he didnt speak to anybody. "Many of us at EA knew Elijah and Taylor well, and their positive, competitive spirit and respect for other players were evident to everyone".

One woman told ABC that the shooter had gotten into an argument with another gamer, after which he went and stood at the back of the room. "He didn't say anything".

"I looked up to him so much when I was little as did most boys in Peterstown", Evans wrote.

- Federal agents and local law enforcement officers searched Katz's family home in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore. "Follow @JSOPIO for the latest information regarding the #TheLandingMassShooting", the FBI Baltimore Twitter account said.

Authorities earlier identified David Katz, a 24-year-old gamer attending the tournament, as the suspect in the shooting. He didn't acknowledge the announcer's comments. "David Katz keeps to himself". He's a man of business. "Hes not here to make friends". The NFL also stated it is "shocked and deeply saddened", CBS reported.

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