Ballard, WV native killed in Jacksonville mass shooting


Two people were killed and 11 others injured when a gunman opened fire at a popular waterfront mall in Jacksonville, Florida, where a video game tournament was being held. Graphic recordings from the scene captured gunshots ringing out and the screams of terrified patrons taking cover.


David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, is believed to be the gunman. Katz used a single handgun to carry out the shooting and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Katz was described as a white male who was attending the gaming event. Others did not know if Katz knew the victims.

Par The Course can confirm that one victim is 28 year old Ballard, WV native Taylor Robertson.

One other confirmed victims were popular gamers nicknamed “Trueboy”.



Nine others were wounded by gunfire and two others were injured as they fled the shooting. They are all in stable condition.

The tournament for “Madden NFL 19” players was being held at the GLHF Game Bar, which shares shares space with a restaurant. Gunshots can be heard in recordings from the tournament on the bar’s Twitch account, which was streaming the competition.


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