CALABASAS, California — A former Calabasas ex-football player is one of the two people killed in the mass shooting at a gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, according to the media reports.
He was identified by friends and family to be Eli Clayton. He was an experienced gamer from Woodland Hills, CA. According to his EA Sports player profile, he was also known as “true” as his nickname.
Clayton was one of the victims, the other victim was Taylor Roberston. Two of them were shot in the GLHF Game Bar Sunday, allegedly by 24-year-old David Katz, a gamer from Baltimore, Maryland who was at the location to participate in the Madden NFL17 Classic.
Additional nine people were also shot and two people were injured fleeing the area, according to the Jacksonville sheriff’s office.
There is no further information about the motive for the shooting. An investigation is ongoing due to the authorities.
“Our hearts are broken as we learned that former Calabasas Football player @True__818 (Elijah Clayton) was senselessly murdered today during the mass shooting in Florida. We send our love, condolences and deepest sense of sorrow to Elijah’s family and friends,” a tweet from the football program said at Calabasas High School.