David Katz is the latest mass shooter name on everybody’s lips, after the 24-year-old killed two people, and then himself, during a video-game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.
11 others were also shot and wounded at the Madden NFL 19 tournament, where Katz had reportedly competed and lost.
One witness, Steven “Steveyj” Javaruski, said that Katz had targeted certain competitors, with a red dot appearing on the chest of one gamer just before the shots rang out.
The picture up top is a still of that exact moment, with the red dot circled. Here’s the Telegraph:
Chicago Pizza was live-streaming the tournament for the Madden NFL football video game when at least nine shots rang out, according to video of the stream shared on social media…
In the video, players can be seen reacting to the gunfire and cries can be heard before the footage cuts off.
You can hear the gunshots beginning from around the 25-second mark:
Here’s something pretty chilling – an announcer profiling Katz at a tournament from a few years back:
More from those who were on the scene:
Marquis Williams, 28, and his girlfriend, Taylor Poindexter, 26, both from Chicago, were ordering pizza at the bar when they heard the gunfire.
Mr Williams said people trampled each other trying to get away.
“Initially we thought it was a balloon popping, but there weren’t any balloons in the room. Then we heard repeat shots and we took off running,” said Mr Williams, who participated in the tournament earlier.
Marquis had some choice words for politicians in America:
— Eric Alvarez (@FCNEric) August 26, 2018
Katz, a 24-year-old gamer from Baltimore, Maryland, was in Jacksonville for the tournament at GLHF Game Bar, in the back of a pizza restaurant. On Sunday, he brought a gun into the venue and opened fire, killing two people. Then he turned the gun on himself, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said…
Katz used at least one handgun in the shooting, the sheriff said. Nine other people suffered gunshot wounds and two people were injured fleeing the area, Williams said. The victims were all in stable condition at local hospitals, the sheriff said…
Katz went by the gaming naming “Bread” and previously won Madden tournaments in 2017, multiple gamers told CNN.
In February 2017, the Buffalo Bills tweeted out a picture of him after he won the Madden 17 Bills Championship. “Congrats to David Katz, the Madden 17 Bills Championship winner! Thanks for following along, Bills fans,” the tweet read.
In an interview after the win with former Buffalos Bills player Steve Tasker, Katz talked about his prowess.
“I think personally I’m one of the better players,” he said.
Sadly, the gaming community will never forget Katz’s name.
Police and investigators have already raided Katz’s home, but have yet to release an official motive.
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