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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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Drake Sues Woman Over Extortion And Fruad

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Drake is suing the woman that made false pregnancy and rape allegations against him in 2017.

According to TMZ, in the suit, Layla Lace met Drake during last year’s Boy Meets World Tour in Manchester, England, where he claimed they had consensual sex.

He claimed that when he stopped responding to subsequent messages, she allegedly began threatening to leak their correspondence, publicly claimed he had impregnated her, accused him of rape, and demanded “millions of dollars” in exchange for silence. Drake is reportedly suing for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.

The suit claims Layla refused to take a paternity test and Layla and her lawyer went radio silent. Drake says the whole thing was a scam … “There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last Fall.”

According to the lawsuit, Layla switched tactics and went to authorities in New York and alleged Drake had raped her during their one-night stand.

The Manchester police reportedly interviewed and cleared Drake of sexual assault accusations when the case was referred to them.

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Michael Jordan Is Donating $2 Million Dollars For Hurricane Florance Relief

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Michael Jordan is donating to hurricane aid for his home state.

Jordan is contributing $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund. The American Red Cross is providing food and shelter to thousands of people who have been displaced by the hurricane, while the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund directs funds to nonprofits in North and South Carolina providing relief to victims of the storm.

Jordan also reportedly stressed the importance of the long-term recovery from the storm.

“People need to understand this will not be a week-long process. This is going to have a huge disruption on people’s lives – not for 10 days, but for years,” Jordan told the Charlotte Observer, adding that he hopes his donation will spur people to get involved.

Hurricane Florence made landfall over the weekend across the Eastern seaboard, leaving at least 33 people dead and causing flooding and widespread power outages in the areas hardest hit by the storm in Virginia and the Carolinas. More than 10,000 residents have reportedly been displaced amid the devastating aftermath

 

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Will Smith Reveals Fresh Prince Jordan 5s

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Will Smith is celebrating The Fresh Prince anniversary with the Jordan brand.

Today Smith revealed the “Fresh Prince” Air Jordan 5, in an unboxing video. He also revealed a second friends and family version—limited to just 23 pairs—which uses traditional shoelaces and the “Grape” accents but covers the entire upper in a gold sateen sheen.

Ahead of Smith’s 50th birthday on Sept. 25, fans can sign up at Omaze for a chance to spend the day with the Fresh Prince and take home one of the 23 friends and family Air Jordan 5s.

As for the retail version, 19,000 pairs will be released on Smith’s birthday.

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