Gunfire Breaks Out at Video Gaming Tournament at Florida's Jacksonville Landing

Gunfire broke out just before 2 p.m. on Sunday at a gaming bar along Jacksonville’s riverwalk in what Florida authorities are now calling a mass shooting.

Police in Jacksonville, Florida, have confirmed that there were multiple fatalities.

“Multiple fatalities at the scene, many transported,” the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted at 2:45 p.m.

Preliminary reports suggest that four were killed in the shooting, and seven were wounded.  

According to USA Today, local media reported reported heavy police and emergency response presence at the scene.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Florida Department of Law Enforcement personnel are responding to the shooting, and he is in contact with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

"Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting" the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office tweeted earlier Sunday afternoon.

“We can’t stress enough to stay away. Many blocks away,” the sheriff's office said.

Early reports indicate that the shooting took place during a video game event at GLHF Game Bar next to Chicago Pizza in Jacksonville Landing. CompLexity Gaming, organizer of the Madden NFL 19 championship series, a football video gaming tournament, posted on Twitter that “there appears to have been a shooting at the event.”

American eSports organizations have tweeted that the shooting took place during the southern qualifier round, The Huffington Post reports.

CompLexity Gaming, which represents player Drini Gjoka, tweeted that he had been “grazed in the hand” during the shooting.

“Worst day of my life,” Gjoka said. “I will never take anything for granted ever again. Life can be cut short in a second.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.