Shooting takes place at Florida gaming tournament

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    Today, a Madden NFL 19 gaming tournament took place in Jacksonville Florda. Sadly, it appears a shooting occurred at the event, leading to four currently confirmed deaths. One of the competitors, Drini Gjoka claimed that they fled the area, and was grazed by a bullet while the shooter was active. Jacksonville's Police Department have stated that a shooting did happen, but have not explained any further details at this time, while also telling citizens to stay away from The Landing, where the tragedy took place. The tournament was a qualifier event, which was officially backed by EA Sports. At the time of writing, there are a total of 11 victims. A potential suspect was found dead at the scene.

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  1. PRAGMA

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    WARNING DISTURBING, ONLY WATCH IF YOUR SURE.
    Sad times :(
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    Its apparently 15 total victims now :(

     
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  3. WildDog

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    Sad news, it seems the US is no longer a safe place. I wonder what's wrong with their society that the mass shootings are more and more common every day.
     
  4. VitaType

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    Guess I will never really understand why people doing such things. Well, maybe that's also a good thing somehow...


    Just don't. Don't.
     
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  5. Ric-Are-Those

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    You know life is just great when you wake up to complain that August is almost over and there's no CFW in sight and you see this on the front page.

    A meteor needs to take us and soon
     
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  6. WildDog

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    I fail to see how is a good thing, that a psycho goes nut and start killing people.
     
  7. snails1221

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    He meant a good thing that he doesn't understand their mindset
     
  8. VitaType

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    I mean maybe it's a good thing that I don't understand how people can do something like that.
     
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    Sad news. Hopefully the injured will be ok. To go from playing a game to facing gun fire is unimaginable.
     
  10. snails1221

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    Just don't what? I meant that in a perfectly respectful manner
     
  11. nolimits59

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    Well, some people always think that there is a balance in life in general, i guess i can understand that but yeah, thats somehow really complicated to understand still...
     
  12. WildDog

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    ohh yes, me neither. I don't get what makes them go boom, there is always an alternative to suicide or mass murder..
     
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  14. NFates

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    Probably at home.
    There are filmings where you can see a laser on the guy with the red hoodie right before the camera goes out.

    Tragic, and now some people interested in eSports will back off and the community will receive backlash because of something one jackass did.
     
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  16. Vieela

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    This is such a terrible thing to hear. It's sad to see more and more of these events happening everyday, especially because of how cold they are. My condolences to the families of the people who have passed away and i really hope the best to the ones who got injured.
     
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  17. StarGazerTom

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    Mental healthcare is absolutely pisspoor and you can walk in and get guns with practical no check
     
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  18. ChaosEternal

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    The statistics don't hold out for such a conclusion; it's safer than it's ever been. Violent crime has been dropping for decades on pretty much all fronts. Shootings like these, as tragic as they are, represent only a tiny blip on the radar in terms of overall violence. As for why they occur, I'm nowhere near qualified to even attempt to answer that. StarGazerTom's answer would be my best guess.
     
  19. StarGazerTom

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    Minor update: the dude who got shot while playing had his thumb hit. That could be the end of his pro-gaming career.
     
  20. Justinde75

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    Can anybody tell me any pros of the Government allowing guns?
     
  21. StarGazerTom

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    Don't shill. Too soon. Like, waaaaaay too fucking soon. Let the barrel cool down atleast.
     
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  22. Justinde75

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    What does this have to do with shilling? Its a serious topic.
     
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