JACKSONVILLE (FOX 13) - Several victims were killed when a shooter opened fire at a video game tournament in Jacksonville Sunday afternoon.
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that the suspect, a white male whose identity authorities are still seeking to confirm, had died. He did not elaborate, but said the shooting site had since been secured.
The mass shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing, a popular mall on the riverfront.
Law enforcement has not released an exact number of victims killed.
The Landing was holding a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament at the time of the shooting. The creator of the game, EA Sports, released the following statement:
"We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville. We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage. This is a horrible situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved."
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone who has any information to call 904-630-0500.
Stay with Fox13 as we continue to follow this developing story.
Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) August 26, 2018