West Virginia man identified as victim in video game tournament shooting

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Katz's auto was seized by police near the scene of the shooting. The games maker, EA Sports, lists a David Katz as a 2017 championship victor.

Katz had previously appeared in this photo with a Buffalo Bills player after winning another competition.

Authorities earlier identified David Katz, a 24-year-old gamer attending the tournament, as the suspect in the shooting.

He killed two people - Eli Clayton, 22, and Taylor Robertson, 27, - before shooting himself with a handgun.

The shooting occurred at GLHF Game Bar in downtown Jacksonville, which was hosting the event that police say the suspect was in town for. Jacksonville police have also searched his vehicle and hotel room used over the weekend.

While the Jacksonville sheriff's office has not officially identified the two people who were killed, organizations familiar with them have named them on social media and paid tribute.

Katz didn't leave a note and it's believed he acted alone, Williams said.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Clayton was a significant contributor at Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills in 2012 and Calabasas High School in 2013.

"He was a True Champion from day one", one person wrote, sharing an Instagram photo of Clayton's first Madden tournament. "Congrats to David Katz, the Madden 17 Bills Championship victor!" He said the FBI was searching the man's home as part of the investigation. "Hes not here to make friends". "You can't even get him to open up about anything, it's like pulling teeth". We are finding many people hiding in locked areas at The Landing.

Both of the men killed were elite players, also called gamers, of the Madden football video game made by EA Sports, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. He scores a touchdown, and then the feed switches to a kickoff return - and 11 gunshots can be heard.

Drini Gjoka, who was competing in the event, tweeted about the shooting in the immediate aftermath.

Mr Clayton was known by the handle "Trueboy" and was seen as a rising star in the eSports field.

On Saturday, Clayton tweeted that he had "won every game" and was waiting for the singles match.

"Their deaths are an inconceivable tragedy, and we offer our deepest sympathies to their families, to those injuries and everyone affected by this", the statement from EA read.

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