Tallahassee, Aug 26: At least four are dead and 10 injured in a mass shooting incident reported in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday afternoon. The victims have been rushed to the nearest medical facilities.
The shooting was reported at GLHF Game Bar, where the Madden 19 video game tournament was underway. The deceased, as well as the injured victims, include the tournament participants, said reports citing Jacksonville police sources.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the situation is yet to be brought under control as the shooter has not been nabbed by the police. The area has been cordoned off, with locals restricted from entering.
Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting
— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) August 26, 2018
My sources: 4 dead at Jacksonville Landing. 10 victims. Madden Tournament. All hands on deck. Patients to multiple hospitals.
— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) August 26, 2018
The situation has alarmed the authorities as terror angle has not been ruled out. Florida Senator and former GOP presidential aspirant Marco Rubio said he is constantly monitoring the situation.
"Horrifying news from Jacksonville this afternoon. Have spoken to local authorities & am still awaiting more information on this shooting. Situation still unfolding, law enforcement is asking everyone to avoid the area," Rubio said on Twitter.
The federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI have been alerted after the shooting incident was reported. A team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been rushed to the scene in Jacksonville.