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The Latest: Source: 4 dead, suspect kills self in shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Latest on a fatal mass shooting at the riverfront shopping mall during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida (all times are local):

4:55 pm

A source close to the investigation says that a mass-shooting during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, riverfront mall has four people to death.

The source says that the person who opened fire died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The source told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information about the shooting. It was not immediately clear whether the source, including the suspect in the death toll.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that the offender, a white man whose identity authorities are still looking to confirm, had died. He did not elaborate, but said the shooting site had since been secured.

Several people were taken to hospital.

Sounds of the shooting were captured as the gaming tournament, is available to view online.

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4:45 pm

Florida authorities say they have finished clearing the scene of a fatal mass shooting at a river in the Jacksonville mall, and there are no additional suspects.

Speaking to reporters Sunday afternoon, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams says a suspect is dead at the scene, and they are still trying to identify the man.

The sheriff’s office, says the shooting, which broke out during a video game tournament, has left several dead and sent others to the hospital. Williams gave no details about the number of people killed or injured.

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4:45 pm

It didn’t take long for some of the Democratic candidates for governor issue statements on mass shooting in Jacksonville that several people are dead.

In the wake of the Feb. 14 Park school shooting that left 17 dead, gun violence is a big problem ahead of Tuesday primary election, in which voters will pick the Republican and Democratic nominees to replace outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Former US. Rep. Gwen Graham sent an e-mail to supporters that said that the only way to end mass shootings is to “vote out the politicians complicit in this cycle of death.”

Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine also released a statement saying, “I am shocked and I am furious” and that it is time for new leaders.

Video game producer Electronic Arts tweeted, “This is a horrific situation, and our deepest sympathy goes out to all involved.”

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3:10 pm

Florida authorities say that a suspect dead at the scene after a fatal mass shooting at a river in the Jacksonville mall.

But on the Twitter feed of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says it is unknown at this time, if there is a second suspect and searches are performed.

The sheriff’s office says several people have been killed in the shooting.

The department says “stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY.” She also warned the media to stay away from the area, contains restaurants and stores along the St. Johns River.

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2:55 pm

Florida authorities are reporting a several people to death and “have transported” to hospitals after a mass shooting on a river in the Jacksonville mall.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office used Twitter and Facebook to warn people to stay away from the Jacksonville Landing.

The department says “stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY.”

The sheriff’s office is not to supply all information, but also warned the media to stay away from the area, contains restaurants and stores along the St. Johns River.

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2:40 pm

Florida authorities are reporting a mass shooting at a river in the Jacksonville mall.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office used Twitter and Facebook to warn people to stay away from the Jacksonville Landing.

The department says “stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY.”

The sheriff’s office is not to supply all information, but also warned the media to stay away from the area, contains restaurants and stores along the St. Johns River.

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