Mass Shooter IDed As David Katz, Opened Fire After Losing Video Game

David Katz has been identified as the mass shooter at Jacksonville Landing.

Jacksonville, FL - Sheriff Mike Williams announced Sunday evening that the mass shooter who opened fire at a Madden 19 tournament has been identified as 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore.

The incident happened at Chicago Pizza at around 1:34 p.m. after Katz allegedly lost a Madden 19 tournament. The sheriff declined to confirm the motive at this time, but Katz was at the scene to participate in the tournament.

Katz used a handgun to open fire on people at the tournament, killing two people, and wounding 10 more. He then used his gun to kill himself.

Officers were on scene within two minutes of the first 911 call.

Two additional victims were treated for wounds unrelated to gunshots.

Authorities have taken possession of the shooter's vehicle and are planning to search it for additional evidence. Federal authorities are searching his residence.

Video of the tournament was released which captured audio of the gunshots and screaming.

Authorities have said that they are aware of the video and are asking for any more video to be forwarded to them.

The shooting has prompted renewed calls for gun control and eliminating "toxic masculinity." The calls to blame "male" culture have been recently renewed as some in Mollie Tibbetts's family blamed men for her murder by an illegal alien.

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Comments (39)
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Shastabeau
Shastabeau

This is a culture liberals have created. A trophy for everyone! When losing a damned video game is more important then life, re-evaluation of whats being taught to our youth!

Aaron57
Aaron57

Leave it to the media and sjw crowd to put a spin on an event before the blood has dried...

If you're gonna pin this on anything, blame it on mental health, FFS.

Rving
Rving

Here we go again...nasty video games and guns. Nothing to do with teaching your kids that there are winners and losers...No, we dont want to hurt their feelings by losing!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I believe it's because most white Americans have no idea how to handle stress, oppression, or losing. I mean, the FBI already recognizes white male adults as the by-far majority of mass shooting criminals. I'm not sure why there hasn't been some kind of sweeping law to corral this kind of behavior. They do that for everyone else.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Hi_estComnDenomnn does this website happen to mention how many of those drivebys were committed by crooked cops posing as gang members? If not, I won't click it.

NomonK
NomonK

Poor White boy from a well to do yankee home playing games can't stand to lose because he never learned there has to be losers for someone to become a winner.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

".........who opened fire at a Madden 19 tournament has been identified as 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore."

a lapse of maturity here ---not only for the outrageous reaction to the loss of a contest...but also to be playing video games at 24? ..... This contest was apparently much more serious than what Bruce Lee faced in "Enter the Dragon".

EddieK
EddieK

It's sad to say this because of the tradgedy that ensued, however, more gun control laws are not the answer. We do not have a gun problem in America, what we have is a heart problem.

Marxest
Marxest

Entitled white man goes to a Football video game contest, love gets mad, pulls out a gun and starts shooting the people who bested him and other innocents. Disgracefully abhorrent behavior that has great precedent in American history.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LowEST IQ ConDom said "the vast majority of gamers are adults. we were kids in the 80s and 90s with the popularization of video games".

....and that's part of the problem in what you define as an "adult".I would not refer to these people as adults to be so seriously immersed at 24-38 yrs old in what amounts to children's or teen's games and a contest that obviously got out of hand. Some common sense and grow up. If you don't like my opinion tell your Mom. BTW- and as if you would know anything about a library.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@THEDUKE what contest got out of hand? everyone was enjoying themselves, then he got beaten by a black guy and it crushed his fragile white supremacist psyche.

next, do you realize there are millionaires that earn money and sponsorships through video games? I mean, I could surmise by your name "The Duke" that you're caught in some sort of time capsule where video game capitalism doesn't mean anything at all to you, but it's a big business, gramps.

If you're still confused by anything I just said, ask one of your adult grandkids to explain it to you in person.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

Another crazy metal left creating a situation for the gov't to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LowEST IQ ConDom-- -is just another internet keyboard punk who needs to ensure and approve of only those comments which agree with his own biased viewpoint. I'm not running for office , I don't need your vote, no grand kids yet ,and I could care less of your DB "explanations". You seem way too sensitive and overly serious about your own "games". "What got out of hand?"....My, nothing (much) gets by you. If you are still feeling the need to pout over other people's comments then tell your Mommy.

BurgessKrell
BurgessKrell

Why does the color of the murderer's skin matter?