JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At least four people are dead and several people were wounded in a mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon.
Jacksonville police said one suspect is dead and SWAT is doing a methodical search of Landing and the immediate area to make sure there are no additional gunmen.
Officers are finding people hiding in locked places and people are urged to stay calm and where they are and not come running out.
“We will get to you. Please don’t come running out,” said JSO via Twitter.
Police urge everyone to stay away from the area because it is not safe.
Early reports say the shooting began inside a game room at the Chicago Pizza during a Madden 19 tournament. Witnesses said they saw several people being taken out on stretchers.
Randy Wyse, president of the firefighters union, said Engine Company 1 was training in the area and victims began running up to them before they received the emergency call. He said victims ran as far as the CSX building, more than a block away to get help.
The wounded victims have been taken to Memorial Hospital, where three victims were in stable condition, and UF Health Medical Center, where there has not been any patient information.
A woman who said her son inside the game room at Chicago Pizza said she he was in the room when a man pulled a gun and started shooting.
“It’s scary that you could be having a good time and someone just starts shooting,” she said.
Mayor Lenny Curry and Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams are keeping tabs on the situation and will be making remarks later today. We will provide their remarks live.
This statement came from The Jacksonville Landing: “We are deeply saddened at the incident and pray for everyone involved. The Jacksonville Landing is fully cooperating with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and all ongoing investigations.”