Jacksonville Mass Shooting
Police investigate the scene of a multiple shooting Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at the Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, FL, during a Madden Championship Series video game tournament.
PHOTO CREDIT: Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP
Over the weekend, the nation witnessed yet another mass shooting. This time, at an online video game tournament in a mall located in Jacksonville, FL. The gunman opened fire on the players, killing two victims and wounding at least nine others before ultimately killing himself.
Today, we mourn the loss of 27-year old Taylor Robertson and 22-year old Eli Clayton. Their deaths are inexcusable. #Jacksonville
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— Youth Coalition to End Gun Violence (@youthtoendgv) August 27, 2018
Reportedly, the gunman used at least one handgun to carry out this senseless rampage. As news of shootings like these keep popping up in our feeds, we need to resist being desensitized by these tragic events. Gun control is needed now more than ever, and it is time for these violent injustices to come to an end.