2 dead, 11 injured in Florida mass shooting

By Dildar Baykan | AA.com |

NEW YORK  – Two people were killed and eleven others injured in a shooting in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday during a video game tournament, police said.

The incident took place in the Jacksonville Landing area, a shopping and dining complex located along the St. Johns River.

In a news conference, Sheriff Mike Williams said: “There were nine victims transported by JFRD [Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department] to area hospitals.

“There were two additional gunshot victims that self-transported themselves to local hospitals,” said Williams.

The gunman, identified as 24-year old Davit Katz from Baltimore, Maryland took his own life following the shooting, he added.

Earlier, he said there was no additional suspect in the area.

In February, a former student armed with an assault-style rifle killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Source: Anadolu Agency website

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