'Madden' video game tournament shooting suspect was former University of Maryland student
The suspected gunman, who killed two people at a video game tournament in Jacksonville before ending his own life, used to be a student at the University of Maryland.
In a statement released by the school, officials confirm that 24-year-old David Katz was enrolled at the university beginning in September 2014 as an Environmental Science and Technology major. He was not enrolled at the school as of Sunday. Read UMD's full statement below:
"The alleged shooter in the August 26, 2018 Jacksonville, FL, shooting was previously a University of Maryland student enrolled beginning in September 2014. David Katz was not registered for classes as of 8/26/2018 and did not live on campus. His major was Environmental Science and Technology."
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office identified Katz as the suspect in the mass shooting at a Madden Championship Series eSports event that left multiple people dead and 11 injured at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday.
“Our community grieves for the families of those who lost their lives in yesterday’s horrific shooting in Jacksonville," UMD President Wallace Loh said in a statement. "When our community was directly impacted by the shooting in Annapolis this summer, I said that more than silent reflection is needed to end the epidemic of gun violence in our country, and I will say that again today."
Federal agents spent hours searching Katz's home in South Baltimore Sunday night.
Loh is asking anyone with information on Katz to reach out to law enforcement.