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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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Russian rocket fails in the mid air, crew lands safely

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COSMODROME—Booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and US astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed in mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing.

U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without any harm.

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, quoted by Interfax, said the problem occurred when the first and second stages of the booster rocket were in the process of separating.

The rocket was launched from the Soviet-era cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Reuters reporter who observed the launch from around 1 km away said that it had gone smoothly in its initial stage.

“Search and rescue teams are in the air and heading towards the expected touchdown location for the Soyuz spacecraft returning to Earth carrying two crew members,” NASA said in a statement.

 

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