Madden NFL shooting survivor allegedly killed in a car crash

Ryen Aleman, who is in Florida during a mass shooting at a Madden NFL tournament, died in a car accident in Texas on Sunday, according to reports.


A survivor of lasts month’s mass shooting at a Madden NFL tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, reportedly died Sunday in a car accident.

Ryen Aleman, 25, lost control of his car just before 4 a.m. on Sunday in Corpus Christi, Texas, KIII-TV reported, quoting the state, the Department of Public Safety.

Appeared the vehicle reportedly flipped “several times” and crashed into the railway line. He was not wearing a seatbelt and died after he was ejected from the car, according to the news station.

Aleman, of Robstown, Texas, was at The Jacksonville Landing on Aug. 26 when a gunman opened fire on other players to participate in the Madden tournament. The shooter killed two people before he turned the gun on himself.


Aleman told NPR he was playing the game when he heard gunfire popping behind him.

Thinking that something was wrong, he told his opponent that they should “crawl. Let’s crawl to the toilet.”

Aleman said the two were standing on a toilet in the bathroom to hide.

“I can’t tell you if we want to continue to live or not, because if he opens this box, he’s going to shoot us,” Aleman said he is against the gamer hide with him. “If he does, this may be our last day.”

After the recording, Aleman wrote on Facebook that “over the past few days have been the worst feeling of my life.”

In a subsequent post, he wrote, alongside a photo of him playing Madden: “Just enjoy what I love to do, god gave me a second life and I enjoy every min no one knows when you can be gone just enjoy life and always do what you love.”

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