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Elijah Clayton and Taylor Robertson identified by friends as Madden shooting victims



Eli Clayton Trueboy
Eli Clayton, aka TrueBoy, who is being reported as one
of the victims of the fatal Madden shooting.

EA Sports

Family and friends have named the two victims who died during a
shooting at a gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on
Sunday, according to media reports.

Police have not confirmed the identities of the victims, but
fellow gamers identified 22-year-old Elijah Clayton, who goes by
the gaming alter ego TrueBoy, and 27-year-old Taylor Robertson,
aka Spotme,
according to the LA Times
Action News Jax
, and Reuters.

Taylor Robertson SpotMe
Taylor Robertson, aka Spotme.
EA Sports

Authorities had earlier identified 24-year-old David Katz, a
gamer attending the tournament, as the suspected gunman
Along with the two fatalities, Katz injured 11 others before
turning the gun on himself. 

The gaming community ralled on social media late on Sunday to pay
tribute to the victims.


One gamer, George Amadeo, who was also injured during the
shooting and is recovering in hospital voiced his admiration for


The gaming community
is reeling from the shooting
, which took place at around
1.30pm Eastern on Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida, according
to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. 

The tournament was for American football video game Madden, and
took place at a bar in the Jacksonville Landing outdoor mall and
was hosted by games publisher Electronic Arts. 

The event was the
first of four regional qualifiers
 for the Madden
Championship event slated for later this year in Las Vegas. The
event featured several professional players as well as dozens of
aspiring esports players.

The suspected shooter, Katz, went by the nickname “Bread” in the
gaming world. Police are still looking for a motive, and whether
he knew the victims. 

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