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Two Dead And Nine Wounded In Gaming Tournament Shooting

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Sunday was interrupted by the mass shooting at the Landing in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville Police confirmed that two people were killed, nine others were wounded before the gunman also killed himself.

On an online stream of the Madden event posted to the website Twitch, several loud gunshots can be heard, and the game abruptly stops.

Police later confirmed the fatalities, while the Los Angeles Times‘ Matt Pearce spoke to a competitor in the event who said the alleged shooter targeted fellow players after losing a game in the tournament and then killed himself.

One of the victims, Taylor “spotmeplzzz” Robertson was identified by his gaming sponsor, Dot City Gaming.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless violence in Jacksonville and the tragic deaths of Dot City Gaming team member, Taylor “SpotMePlzzz” Robertson, and Eli “True” Clayton,” the sponsor said in a two-part tweet.

“They were great competitors and well-loved members of the Madden community. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to their families, loved ones, and all of those affected by this tragedy.”

The other victim, Eli “trueboy” Clayton,  22-year-old former player and one of the best Madden players over the last couple of years. Clayton can be seen in the graphic video with a laser pointer on him before he was shot.

Gunman David Katz, a 24-year-old gamer from Baltimore, Maryland, was in Jacksonville for the tournament. He used at least one handgun in the shooting.  Katz “targeted a few people” before killing himself, according to Stephen “Steveyj” Javaruski, one of the gamers, who took shelter in a bathroom.

“Jacksonville is mourning,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “We have faced an occurrence that is all too common.”

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Kanye West Donates $150k To Slain Security Guard Family

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The story of Jemel Roberson is another American tragedy with police violence.

After hearing the story of the security guard gunned down by the cops, Kanye West decided to donate to the family. Kanye made multiple donations of $15,000 via a GoFundMe page that was set up to help Roberson’s family. The page’s goal of $150,000 has been exceeded and currently stands at $302,625.

Witnesses said a Midlothian police officer responding to a shooting inside a south suburban bar shot at the wrong person early Sunday morning.

After security asked a group of drunken men to leave Manny’s Blue Room Bar around 4 a.m. Sunday, witnesses said someone came back with a gun and opened fire. Security returned fire, and according to witnesses, 26-year-old armed security guard Jemel Roberson apprehended one of the men involved outside.

“He had somebody on the ground with his knee in back, with his gun in his back like, ‘Don’t move,'” witness Adam Harris said.

Soon after, witnesses said, an officer responding to the scene fired at Roberson — killing him.

VIA: TMZ

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Iconic Marvel Comics Stan Lee Has Passed Away

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Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee is dead at the age of 95.

Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, and most of the top-grossing superhero films of all time — led by Avengers: Infinity War‘s $2.05 billion worldwide take earlier this year — have featured Marvel characters.

TMZ reports that Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai from his Hollywood Hills home early Monday.

Lee’s wife Joan died last year at the age of 93. They had been married for 69 years.

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Ice Cube and LL Cool J Are In Negotiations To Purchase 22 Sports Stations

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Ice Cube and LL Cool J are ready to start their own sports network.

Cube and Mr. Smith are apart of a group with billionaire Carolyn Rafaelian that are trying to bid for the sports stations Disney has to sell off from their Fox deal.

According to TMZ Sports, Disney got the 22 stations as part of its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox. But, officials believe that since Disney is already the majority owner of ESPN, controlling the 22 sports stations would give them too much power in the sports TV landscape.

The 22 stations involved in the deal include everything from Fox Sports San Diego to Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Southwest and more.

Other potential bidders include private equity firms Apollo Global Management, Blackstone Group and he Sinclair Broadcast Group.

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