Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing


Horror unfolded in a Jacksonville pizzeria last Sunday. While gamers competed in a video game tournament, one contestant took out a weapon and began firing at competitors. The attack ended in a matter of minutes leaving three dead, including the shooter, and several more injured.

First responders participating in a nearby training exercise rushed to the scene and immediately began rendering aid to victims of the shooting. Local law enforcement began clearing the scene. I immediately sent my victim advocates to help the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office counsel survivors, offer trauma services and assist with medical expenses. While in Jacksonville following the shooting, I also had the opportunity to visit with some of the victims and hear their stories.

While the malevolent and cowardly acts of the shooter have left many broken and hurting, it has also brought the Jacksonville community closer and highlighted the brave efforts of first responders, law enforcement and giving people across our country.

In the minutes, hours and days following the shooting, people began giving their time and money to help the healing process. Crowdsourcing accounts were opened, and my office began working with GoFundMe in an effort to spot any fraudulent fundraising.

You can help us ensure resources go to people in need. If you encounter a suspicious charity trying to make money off this tragedy, please contact my office immediately by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or file a complaint online at