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Gunman kills two, injures 10 in shooting at live-streamed Florida video game tournament

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FLORIDA — A gunman has opened fire at a live-streamed video game tournament in Florida on Sunday, killing two before turning the gun on himself.

Sheriff Mike Williams said police believed the suspect was David Katz, a 24-year-old from Baltimore, who used at least one handgun.

Eleven others were shot and wounded at Jacksonville Landing, a waterfront dining, entertainment and shopping site in the city’s downtown, while at least two others were injured while fleeing the scene.

“There were three deceased individuals at the scene, one of those being the suspect, who took his own life,” Sheriff told a news conference

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Sheriff said Katz is believed to have committed the shooting with a single handgun, and was in Jacksonville for the Madden NFL 19 video game tournament.

The games maker, EA Sports, lists a David Katz as a 2017 championship winner.

The competition was held in a gaming bar that shares space with a pizzeria. Viewers could watch the games online and see the players.

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32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks, Indonesian police say

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JAYAPURA, INDONESIA- Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday.

Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed on Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a remote mountainous village in Nduga district.

Citing reports from several witnesses, Diaz said, eight other workers fled to the nearby house of a local parliament member, but an armed group came a day later and killed seven of them. However the eighth managed to escape and remains missing.

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“This is the worst attack launched by the armed criminal group recently amid intensified development by the government,” Diaz told The Associated Press.

Separately, Papua province military spokesman Lt. Col. Dax Sianturi said an armed group attacked a military post in Mbua village in the same district late Monday, killing a soldier and injuring another.

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