Suspect in Jacksonville shooting reportedly from Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - The alleged suspect responsible for a Sunday mass shooting at a Madden video game event in Florida, is reportedly from Baltimore.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the suspect is believed to be 24-year-old David Katz.

Prior to departing just before 11 p.m., local Federal authorities conducted hours of investigation at the suspected home of the shooter in the 1200 block of Harbor Island Walk in South Baltimore.

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.

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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