Jacksonville Landing Mass Shooting

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Chicago Pizza, site of the August 26, 2018, deadly mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing, has been leveled as the overall demolition of the former Downtown festival marketplace continues.

Chicago Pizza at the Jacksonville Landing.
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Chicago Pizza at the Jacksonville Landing is trying to reopen its video game bar, closed since a deadly shooting there last August, as another restaurant at the shopping center closes its doors.

12 Lawsuits Filed In Connection Jacksonville Landing Mass Shooting

Nov 21, 2018

As of Tuesday, 12 lawsuits had been filed in the 4th Judicial Circuit Court by attorneys representing 11 people who were injured and the survivors of one person who was killed Aug. 26 during the Madden NFL 19 video game tournament at The Jacksonville Landing.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

At 11 a.m. Friday, Chicago Pizza staff unlocked its doors and shortly after University of North Florida student Traian Marginean walked inside for a deep dish pizza.

Our Friday Media Roundtable featured Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT’s Brendan Rivers and Kevin Meerschaert. The panel discussed the latest polling in the races for governor and the U.S.

City Inspectors Point Blame At Chicago Pizza In Jacksonville Mass Shooting

Aug 30, 2018
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Sunday’s mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing should never have happened, according to city inspectors who late Wednesday cited the restaurant for not having a permit for the gaming room where three people died.


Thursday morning Electronic Arts (EA), the parent company of EA Sports, announced it will set up a live stream and fund following Sunday’s mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing where a “Madden 19” gaming tournament was being held.

Hundreds Come Together To Pray At Jacksonville Landing Vigil

Aug 30, 2018

Hundreds gathered Wednesday evening in the center of the Jacksonville Landing to sing hymns and hear powerful prayers at for vigil reflecting on those slain and wounded in a mass shooting at the downtown mall three days ago.


The owner of Chicago Pizza & Sports Grille and GLHF Game Bar, where a mass shooting occurred Sunday at The Jacksonville Landing, is speaking out.

Morgan and Morgan

The Morgan and Morgan law firm on Tuesday announced it's planning to file a suit this week on behalf of several victims harmed in the Jacksonville Landing shooting on Sunday.

Of the 12 people who were shot at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday, ten survived and were treated at Memorial Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville.

Quan McWil / WJCT News

“He is always 18,” said Latasha Hobbs as she remembered her son Maurice who was gunned down last year just two days after his birthday.


Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Monday afternoon that the suspected gunman behind Sunday's fatal mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing carried in two hand guns and extra ammunition.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

WJCT News along with other news media used the term “mass shooting” in reporting Sunday’s tragedy at the Jacksonville Landing in which two people were killed and nine others where shot. The gunman also took his own life.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Within hours of the mass shooting that took two lives and injured nine others before the gunman killed himself at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon, Republican candidates for Florida governor Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis had canceled campaign stops scheduled for Monday in Jacksonville.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Two people were killed and at least nine others shot during a video game tournament at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon before the gunman killed himself, police say.

Ryen Aleman had headphones on and a controller in his hand, playing the popular football video game Madden NFL at a tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., when there were loud pops behind him. Other competitors began bolting out of the room. Something was wrong, he thought. When he realized the jarring sound was gunfire, Aleman told his video game opponent and instructed him to follow his lead.

"Let's crawl down. Let's crawl to the restroom," he said.

Mass Jacksonville Landing Shooting Captured On Livestream Video

Aug 26, 2018
Michelle Corum / WJCT News

A video game live-stream service called Twitch captured what sounded like gunshots and screams in the background of game play during a “Madden NFL” video game tournament at GLHF Game Bar inside the Jacksonville Landing.

Gunman Is Among 3 Dead In Mass Shooting At Jacksonville Landing

Aug 26, 2018
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A gunman from Baltimore is among three people dead after a mass shooting Sunday afternoon at a video game tournament at the Jacksonville Landing, Sheriff Mike Williams announced.

Updated at 9:19 p.m. ET Sunday

A 24-year-old male opened fire during a video game tournament at a mall in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday afternoon, killing three people, including himself, according to the local sheriff.

Sheriff Mike Williams says the suspect has been identified as David Katz from Baltimore. The gunman used at least one handgun and was a participant in the tournament, according to the sheriff. Authorities planned to release more information about the suspect later on Sunday.