Mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing leaves multiple people dead, wounded


Multiple people are dead and wounded after a mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO).

The shooting took place during a Madden videogame tournament at a restaurant in the popular riverfront area in downtown Jacksonville. JSO Sheriff Mike Williams said in a press conference at 4:30 p.m. that the lone suspect in the incident is deceased. Williams said the suspect is a white male, but did not release any other details. There are no other outstanding suspects.

Williams noted there are deceased victims and some receiving treatment at area hospitals. The JSO sheriff did not confirm the number of fatalities or injuries. He said his team is now working on relaying information to families of the victims.

Williams encouraged witnesses or other people with information/videos to share it with JSO. People are discouraged from going downtown as the investigation continues.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry echoed that message on Twitter, saying "Please follow the Sheriff's instructions and avoid downtown tonight."

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted that he has spoken with President Donald Trump regarding the shooting, and the president has offered any federal resources to respond. Scott also said via Twitter he has spoken with Curry and Williams and offered state support and resources. According to Scott, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is on the scene.

Scott announced via Twitter that he's headed to Jacksonville to meet with local law enforcement.

Other reactions

Here are a series of other tweets in response to the shooting at the Jacksonville Landing:

Jacksonville Landing: “We are deeply saddened at the incident and pray for everyone involved. The Jacksonville Landing is fully cooperating with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and all ongoing investigations.”

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford: "Horrified by what has transpired at The Landing. As we pray for the victims and all the emergency personnel responding to this tragedy, please follow guidance from @JSOPIO as they work to secure the area."

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson: "Word of another tragic mass shooting in our state brings shock and outrage. Right now, law enforcement are doing their jobs under horrific circumstances and it's important that people in the Jacksonville area heed their warnings."

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio: "Horrifying news from #Jacksonville this afternoon. Have spoken to local authorities & am still awaiting more information on the shooting. Situation still unfolding, law enforcement is asking everyone to avoid the area. #Sayfie."

"Have confirmed @FBI and @ATFHQ are in contact & in coordination with local authorities to provide any & all federal resources needed to respond to #JacksonvilleLandingShooting.

Ivanka Trump: "As we await further details, our hearts are with Jacksonville and those affected by today's tragic mass shooting."

EA Sports Madden NFL: "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."

Tim Tebow: "Praying for my city of Jacksonville!"


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