Two video gamers with Milwaukee ties among several hurt in Jacksonville shooting spree
Updated: 4:13 p.m. on August 27, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS 58) -- A Cudahy man is one of the people hurt in Sunday's shooting during a gaming competition in Jacksonville, Florida.
Alexander Madunic, 27, is in good condition after he was shot in the foot. Another person hurt was Timothy Anselimo, a member of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA2K League.
Anselimo's mother says he was shot three times and underwent surgery on his hand Monday afternoon.
"For him to come to a gaming event, whereas his mother I thought he'd be safe, and he wasn't," Sejeil Lopez, Anselimo's mother said. "He's destroyed with what has happened to him and our main focus now is getting him better and back to where he needs to be."
The suspected gunman is 24-year-old David Katz from Baltimore. Police say he was playing in the tournament. They say he killed two people before turning the gun on himself.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS 58) -- One of the people shot during the mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, Timothy Anselimo, tweeted Monday morning.
Anselimo played for the Milwaukee Bucks NBA 2K video game league.
Posted: 7:03 p.m. on August 26, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS 58) -- One of the people shot during the mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida played for the Milwaukee Bucks NBA 2K video game league.
Timothy Anselimo’s mother tweeted the news Sunday afternoon.
Tweets have been pouring for Anselimo, many saying they're praying and wishing him well.
His mother says he was shot while at the video gaming event.
In the tweet, she says "my son was shot three times.. Please keep him in your prayers"
She tells the New York Times she doesn't know his condition yet, but that he was shot on his hand and upper body.
Anselimo was in Jacksonville playing in an EA Sports Madden NFL game, but he is also a professional video game player for the Milwaukee Bucks gaming team.
He was living in Milwaukee this summer while playing for the 2K league.
Milwaukee's season ended earlier this month
We have reached out to his mother, but have not heard back yet.
“Our thoughts are with Tim and his family after this horrific situation,” Bucks Director of Business Operations and Co-Managing Director of Bucks Gaming Cayle Drabinsky said in a statement Sunday evening, “We are in close contact with his mother and continue to monitor his health.”