Destiny 2 developer Bungie will observe a moment of silence on Aug. 27 to honor the victims of the Aug. 26 shooting in Jacksonville, Florida. Eleven were injured and two killed after a gunman opened fire at a Madden 19 Championship Series qualification event.
Bungie will delay the release of its Destiny 2: Forsaken launch trailer out of respect for the two victims. “Out of respect for the victims in Jacksonville, Florida, we will be observing a day of silence through Monday on all Bungie and Destiny channels,” the developer tweeted from the Destiny Twitter account.
The Madden 19 event was being streamed on Twitch when the shooting occurred. Stream clips show two players in a match before the screen goes black. At least a dozen gunshots and several people shouting can be heard in the background. The shooter, a participant in the tournament, has been identified by police. Police confirmed he died at the scene, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, bringing the total killed to three.
Multiple participants have tweeted about the horrific scene, including compLexity Madden 19 player Drini “YoungDrini” Gjoka, who was shot in the hand during the event.
Many of the replies for Bungie’s tweet express respect for the company in its decision to honor the Jacksonville victims. Bungie did not announce a new release date for the Forsaken launch trailer. Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion is scheduled to go live on Sept. 4.