Mass shooting reported in Jacksonville, Florida: sheriff's office

Mass shooting reported in Jacksonville, Florida: sheriff's office

(Reuters) - There was a mass shooting in Jacksonville Landing, Florida, on Sunday, the local sheriff's office said, adding the public should avoid the area.

"Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time," the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said on Twitter. "We can't stress enough to stay away. Many blocks away."

Few details were immediately available. Local media said the shooting took place at a restaurant that was hosting a video game tournament. Video shared on social media showed players competing at a Madden football game before shots rang out.

The Jacksonville Landing is a waterfront dining, entertainment and shopping site in downtown Jacksonville, according to its website.

(Reporting by Daniel Wallis and Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Chris Reese)

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Updated Date: Aug 27, 2018 02:05:19 IST

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