Unfortunately and tragically, communities across the State of Florida and the nation continue to grapple with the challenges and aftermath of mass shootings. A mass shooting took place at the Jacksonville Landing. The Jacksonville Landing is well known to local residents, visitors, and the attendees of the annual University of Florida / University of Georgia Football Game. The Jacksonville Landing sits on the waterfront and has been the central focal point for festivals, concerts, political rallies, and other events. Now, the Jacksonville Landing will now be known and associated with a mass shooting that took place
The Jacksonville Landing was the host of the Madden 19 Video Game Tournament. It was reported that three people died including the shooter and nine people were injured in the shooting. David Katz, age 24, was reported as the shooter by USA Today and other media outlets. His gun was described as a large caliber handgun with a laser sight attachment.
The attendees and guests at this event were simply gathering together to play video games. Unlike Call to Duty and other games, there are not even any guns or weapons in Madden Football. Regardless, innocent people were killed and injured as a result of the careless and senseless acts of the gunman.