Social unrest and mass shootings continue to plague the United States. Another mass shooting occurred Sunday afternoon at an EA Madden Sports NFL 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, FL. The Madden NFL tournament was broadcast live via Twitch. At least three people have been killed, including the gunman, 24 year-old David Katz, and several others injured. Apparently Katz was angry after losing a game early in the tournament.
In the aftermath of the Jacksonville Madden Tournament Shooting, video of the stream has surfaced. In the video, the gunman, identified as 24-year-old David Katz, aims at his first target using a laser attachment. Katz lost his match and this is how he retaliated. pic.twitter.com/bXKnptwDSk
— Michael Carey (@MichaeICarey) August 27, 2018
People who were at the Madden tournament and survived the shooting said the shooter was David Katz aka Ravenschamp and Bread. He was mad cause he lost a game early in the tournament. pic.twitter.com/tqqdFKwUwn
— 𝔾𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕥 𝕌𝕟𝕔𝕝𝕖 𝔹𝕠𝕓 (@Greatunclebob) August 26, 2018
The entire episode sounds rather senseless, and premeditated. Why would anyone bring a gun to a video game tournament unless he was planning to use it? Now people have lost their lives for no reason at the hands of someone who became unhinged.