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EA Sports releases statement on deadly shooting at Madden tournament

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At least four people were killed and several others wounded in a shooting that took place at a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville on Sunday, and the company that developed the game has weighed in on the horrible tragedy.

Not long after reports of the mass shooting began surfacing, EA Sports released the following statement on Twitter:

While many details remain unknown, one gamer who took part in the tournament says the shooter opened fire on other gamers after he was eliminated. The shooter then reportedly turned the gun on himself.

Another gamer who played in the tournament tweeted about how fortunate he was to have only suffered a minor wound.

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