Deadly shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

By Meg Wagner, Veronica Rocha and Brian Ries, CNN
7:41 a.m. ET, August 27, 2018
3:12 p.m. ET, August 26, 2018

Livestream video captured sounds of shooting at gaming tournament

CNN has obtained a video capturing what appears to be the moment gunshots began to ring out while the tournament was being broadcast online.

The video captured the sound of approximately a dozen gunshots, and screams.

Warning this video may be disturbing to some viewers:

3:10 p.m. ET, August 26, 2018

Florida governor says state officials responding to shooting

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says Florida Department of Law Enforcement personnel are responding to the Madden tournament shooting in Jacksonville.

He said he's in contact with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

3:08 p.m. ET, August 26, 2018

Jacksonville sheriff: If you're in hiding, stay there and call 911

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said officers are finding many people in hiding throughout the Landing, the event area where the mass shooting happened.

The office urged anyone who is hiding to stay calm and stay in their hiding spots.

In a second tweet, the sheriff's office asked anyone in hiding to call 911.

3:00 p.m. ET, August 26, 2018

Witness says victim with a gunshot wound ran into a nearby restaurant moments after shooting

From CNN's Amanda Jackson

Malik Brunson was at a nearby Hooters when the shooting occurred at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida.

"I was in Hooters, all I heard was he got a gun and the shooting started," Brunson told CNN. "One of the men ran into hooters with the shot wounds -- they locked us in the restaurant."

He shared the following photo to Facebook:

2:58 p.m. ET, August 26, 2018

One suspect is dead at scene

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's spokesperson said one suspect is dead at the scene of the shooting.

It's unclear if there is a second suspect, but deputies are searching the area.

2:52 p.m. ET, August 26, 2018

Jacksonville mayor calls Madden shooting an “ongoing situation”

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he is contact with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams regarding the shooting at the Madden Tournament, according to the City of Jacksonville’s verified Twitter account.

Mayor Curry characterized the shooting incident as an “ongoing situation," and said they would address the media later this afternoon.

2:50 p.m. ET, August 26, 2018

Jacksonville sheriff reports multiple fatalities

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office just tweeted that there were "multiple fatalities" at the scene.

They did not release any additional information.

2:49 p.m. ET, August 26, 2018

What we know about the gaming tournament

The GLHF Game Bar's Facebook page shows this invite for the tournament.

The Jacksonville Landing, the event center where the GLHF Game Bar is located, is situated along the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. The space is home to year-round entertainment, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and an inside shopping mall. It hosts more than 600 events a year, according to its website.

Today's event was the Southeastern Qualifier for the Madden NFL Championship Series for Madden NFL 18, according to the bar’s official Facebook page.

“This is your chance to earn your spot in the first Major's Live Finals happening in October 2018. Don't hesitate to secure your spot,” the post read in part.

All games were being played on XBOX One consoles and players had to bring their own Xbox One controllers.

The third place winner would be awarded $1,000 while first and second would be flown to the Finals Qualification event.

2:55 p.m. ET, August 26, 2018

Where the shooting happened

From CNN's Eric Levenson and AnneClaire Stapleton

The sheriff's office in Jacksonville, Florida, said there was a "mass shooting" at a downtown marketplace this afternoon.

The shooting occurred during the Madden 19 Tournament at the GLHF Game Bar, according to the Twitter of CompLexity Gaming, a professional gaming team who had a player at the event.

The bar is located in an event center called The Landing, which is situated along the St. Johns River.

The Jacksonville Landing is home to year-round entertainment, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and a an inside shopping mall. The Landing hosts more than 600 events a year, according to its website.  

Here's where the bar is located in downtown Jacksonville: