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Jacksonville killer previously hospitalized for mental illness, prescribed anti-psychotic medication

A new report from The Associated Press says that the suspect behind the Jacksonville gaming shooting was previously hospitalized for mental illness, and had been prescribed anti-psychotic medications. (Image source: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

The killer believed responsible for the deaths of two people and the injuries of at least 11 more on Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida, was previously hospitalized for mental illness and had been prescribed anti-depressant and anti-psychotic medications in the past.

What happened?

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference Sunday evening that two people were killed in the incident. Nine other victims sustained gunshot wounds, according to a CNN report, and two other people were injured while attempting to flee the chaotic scene.

The 24-year-old suspect from Baltimore reportedly killed himself at the scene.

The incident took place at the Jacksonville Landing on Sunday afternoon during a Madden Football video game tournament.

Officers arrived on the scene within two minutes of the initial report of shots fired, according to WJXT-TV.

What's in the court records?

According to court records obtained by the Associated Press, the suspect had previously been hospitalized for mental illlness issues at psychiatric facilities.

Also, the suspect had been prescribed anti-depression and anti-psychotic medications in the past.

The AP reported that the court records were part of divorce filings for the suspect's parents, both of whom disagreed on how to care for their son, the suspect. The couple divorced in 2007 when the suspect would have been about 13 years old.

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