Photo Captures Scene of Mass Shooting in Downtown Jacksonville at 'Madden NFL 19' Tournament

[UPDATE, Aug. 26 4:53 p.m. ET] Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams has confirmed there are currently "no outstanding suspects." The only suspect is a white male who is now deceased. The investigation is still ongoing.

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Shots were fired during a livestreaming of the Madden NFL 19 tournament at the Jacksonville Landing shopping center in Jacksonville, Florida; and photos and video of the scene were posted on social media.

Sources told News4Jax that four people are dead.

Police told people to stay away from the area, reports News4Jax. Witnesses said they saw people being taken out of the GLHF Game Bar, which hosted the livestreaming in its game room, being taken out on stretchers.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the suspect was found dead at the scene. During a brief press conference, Sheriff Mike Williams confirmed there is not a second suspect.

The wounded victims were rushed to Memorial Hospital and UF Health Hospital.

Police closed Bay Street from Pearl to Main Street during the police investigation. They asked for anyone still hiding in The Landing to call 911 so they can locate them and get them out safely.

"We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville," a spokesperson for EA, the company behind the Madden games, told The Hollywood Reporter. "We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage. This is a horrible situation, and our deepest sympathies go out to all involved."

The shooting came on the last day of a deadly weekend in Jacksonville. On Friday night, a 19-year-old boy was killed after a high school football game. A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were also injured, reports Jacksonville.com.

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“Last night a Friday-night gathering of sports and community fellowship at a high school was devastated by senseless gang violence," Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Saturday. "I have stressed that we must redouble our commitment to showing young people that crime and violence is not the path."

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