Survivor of Jacksonville Shooting Sues EA and Venue

One of the survivors of the Jacksonville shooting has officially filed a lawsuit against EA, the venue the tournament took place, and six other potentially liable parties.

The survivor, Jacob Mitich, competed in the tournament and sustained injuries after being shot twice. The lawsuit in question (via The Hollywood Reporter) claims the various parties are liable due to negligence in not providing sufficient security, and for hosting the tournament at an unsuitable venue in the first place.

The lawsuit points at The Landing marketplace, which houses the GLHF Game Bar where the shooting took place, and identifies it as a “hub of dangerous, violent and too often, deadly activity.” It further points to recent violence in the area, including a hit-and-run murder, a stabbing and a double shooting, ultimately questioning EA’s decision in holding the event in this location.

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