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A gunman who shot 12 people, killing two, at a Florida video game tournament “clearly targeted” other gamers, Jacksonville County Sheriff Mike Williams told reporters on Monday.
The gunman, David Katz, 24, also killed himself inside a gaming bar at Jacksonville Landing, a collection of restaurants and shops in Jacksonville.
Williams said that Katz, of Baltimore, had relationships with the victims, although it wasn’t clear with whom.
“This tour travels as a circuit,” he said, referring to the Madden 19 football video game.
The weekend’s event was the Southeastern Qualifier Tournament with a $5,000 prize pool.
Williams added that Katz had two handguns with him during the shooting, a .45-caliber and 9 mm. The guns were bought legally in Maryland, Williams said, adding that one of them was equipped with an aftermarket laser sight.