• FBI swarms family home of Jacksonville Landing gunman David Katz

    From Another Media Driven Shooting@21:1/5 to All on Tue Aug 28 10:32:05 2018
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    Heavily armed agents late Sunday have entered the upscale
    Baltimore townhouse that belongs to the father of the gunman who
    opened fire during a Madden 19 NFL tournament at a restaurant in
    Jacksonville, Fla., killing two and injuring 11 before killing
    himself.

    David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, was believed to have fired shots
    during the event at the Chicago Pizza restaurant and bar in The
    Jacksonville Landing, Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news
    conference. Williams did not speak about a possible motive.

    An FBI spokesman, Dave Fitz, confirmed agents had gone to the
    upscale townhouse home. But he did not immediately release any
    other specifics, citing an ongoing investigation.

    The agents could be seen inside the home Sunday evening near
    Baltimore's Inner Harbor. They wore bulletproof vests and
    carried long guns. Reporters who gathered outside did not see
    any authorities carrying any bags of evidence outside.

    Katz has been described by witnesses and people who knew him as
    a gamer who erupted in anger after losing the event.

    Katz died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he shot
    multiple people, police said. In addition to the dead, 11 other
    people were injured nine of them with gunshot wounds.

    Katz, whose vehicle was located and impounded by investigators,
    is believed to have stayed somewhere locally on Saturday night
    before the shooting.

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office added that there's
    "cooperation" in Baltimore with the ATF and FBI as part of the
    investigation.

    An eyewitness to Sunday afternoon's mass shooting told Fox News
    that the gamer, now identified as Katz, had been eliminated from
    the tournament before he opened fire.

    The witness, who declined to be identified by name but said he
    was 30 years old, said he did not know the shooter's identity
    but noted there were "multiple guys who were upset" at being
    eliminated from the event.

    "I know the person was a gamer, for sure. I know that they did
    lose, for sure," he said. "I don't know if they came back, I
    don't know if they went to get a gun, I don't know if they had
    it on them. I really can't tell you that."

    The witness told "America's News HQ" that he had just stepped
    outside the bar where the event was taking place when the
    gunshots rang out.

    "I saw the door bust open and three or four girls kind of, like,
    fall over themselves to get out of the establishment. At that
    point, I didn't know what was going on, but I could tell from
    the look on their face that they weren't joking around or
    anything like that."

    The witness added that he then heard one of his friends
    repeatedly shout, "I'm hit! Get help!"

    "I didn't know where he was ... but when people started to run,
    I just literally started to do the same," said the man, who
    added that some friends had died in the shooting.

    The witness added that a friend who was inside the bar when the
    shooting started told him that "a lot of the guys actually
    barricaded themselves in a very large bathroom ... there was
    really no way to escape from where we were playing. You were
    pinned in there."

    One gamer competiting at the tournament, Stephen Javaruski, told
    the Los Angeles Times the gunman "targeted a few people" before
    he killed himself.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/27/fbi-swarms-family-home- jacksonville-landing-gunman-david-katz.html

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