‘No one deserves to die over a video game’: survivors recall chaos of Florida shooting | US news | The Guardian


Survivors of a shooting at a video gamers’ competition in Florida in which three people died have told of chaotic scenes as those caught up in the violence trampled over others in panic as they tried to escape.

The dead included the gunman, David Katz, 24, a player on the gaming circuit who is believed to have been angry because he lost Sunday’s tournament. Eleven people were also wounded in the gunfire.

One witness who was present during the Madden NFL 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville said she saw Katz as he fired while walking backwards.

“We did see him, two hands on the gun, walking back, just popping rounds,” said Taylor Poindexter, 26, who had been ordering pizza at the bar when she heard the first shot at about 1.30pm.

“I was scared for my life and my boyfriend’s,” she told reporters, standing on crutches after spraining her ankle trying to escape.

 

Source: ‘No one deserves to die over a video game’: survivors recall chaos of Florida shooting | US news | The Guardian

One thought on “‘No one deserves to die over a video game’: survivors recall chaos of Florida shooting | US news | The Guardian

  1. When will America ever learn for one death by the gun is one death too many.

    Irresponsible gun ownership is responsible for all these gun deaths in America, surely anyone can see this.

    There may be no need to restrict gun ownership from responsible gun owners, but there should be restrictions to keep guns aways from those who may be irresponsible.

    How would having more guns available have stopped this latest Florida situation, as who would have known, before David Katz started shooting, that he would have done so. But if he did not have a gun this would have meant there would have been no gun deaths

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