At least two were killed when a mass shooting took place in a game tournament in Jacksonville today.
CNN reported that the lone gunman, 24-year-old David Katz brought a gun in the GLHF Game Bar and opened fired, killing at least two people and injuring nine before shooting himself. His remains were found just beside the other two people he killed.
“I’m still shocked. I can hardly talk,” a survivor of the attack told CNN.
The police are still reportedly investigating the gunman’s motives behind the mass shooting, adding that they have yet to know if Katz personally knows those who were killed. They have yet to release an official report on the mass shooting.
“We did see him, two hands on the gun, walking back, just popping rounds. I was scared for my life and my boyfriend’s,” one of the surivors said in a report.
Another survivor of the attack narrated that they thought that there were balloons popping. They, however, could not see a balloon.
“The first shot everybody just turned and looked. After the second, third and fourth shots, everybody took off and ran for the exits,” the survivor added.
In a tweet, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said, “The nation once again looks to Florida with grief and heavy hearts. The massacre in Jacksonville is yet another devastating indictment of this country’s inability to keep our kids safe.”
“We do not have to accept these horrific acts of violence as routine. Congress knows steps they can take to stop this madness. Too many of them simply lack the courage to act,” Giffords added in a separate tweet.
This is not the first time that a mass shooting took place in Florida. In fact, CNN noted that several mass shootings have taken place in Florida in recent years. Among the most controversial was the infamous 2016 mass shooting at a night club in Orlando, which killed 49 people.
“We have got to change. We’ve got to really stop and say to ourselves: there’s something wrong,” Gov. Rick Scott said in a report.