In total, three people are dead including the suspect who officials say shot and killed himself. Eleven other victims were injured.
Monday morning, it was revealed Katz had been enrolled as a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, but he was not currently registered for classes for the upcoming semester, University President Wallace D. Loh said in a tweet.
I have been informed that the alleged gunman in yesterday’s tragedy in Jacksonville attended UMD previously but was not enrolled this semester. Our community grieves for the friends & families of the victims. My statement: pic.twitter.com/xcn5hE3KTp
Our community grieves for the families of those who lost their lives in yesterday’s horrific shooting in Jacksonville. When our community was directly impacted by the shooting in Annapolis this summer, I said that more than silent reflection is needed to end the epidemic of gun violence in our country, and I will say that again today. The alleged shooter was previously enrolled here and was not registered for classes this semester. I encourage anyone at our university with relevant information to reach out to law enforcement to aid in the investigation happening in Florida.” - University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace D. Loh
Florida officials hosted a press conference this afternoon updating the media about their investigation. A revised count said the shooting produced 13 victims, 12 suffering gunshot wounds, one suffering a non-gunshot wound. Two people were found dead at the scene, with another 10 treated at hospitals. Katz killed himself at the scene.
The two victims were identified as 22-year-old Elijah Clayton Black, from Woodland Hills, Calif., and 28-year-old Taylor Robertson White, of Giles, W.V.
Authorities have not determined a motive. The two weapons Katz had in his possession were purchased from a licensed dealer in Baltimore. They were a .45 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun, purchased within the past roughly two weeks.
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