2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Mall Shooting

Happened at food court in Melbourne, Florida
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 17, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Updated Jan 17, 2015 1:05 PM CST
1 Dead, 2 Wounded in Mall Shooting
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a shooting at the Melbourne Square Mall on Saturday in Florida.   (AP Photo/Florida Today, Malcolm Denemark)

Two people are dead and one wounded after a shooting inside a mall in Melbourne, Florida, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The shooting took place about 9:30am at the food court in the Melbourne Square Mall, and police say the shooter is believed to be one of the victims. A witness tells WESH that a gunman shot two people and then killed himself. Police evacuated the mall but haven't released details yet on the victims or a motive. The survivor is in stable condition and able to talk to investigators. "We started hearing 'pop, pop,'" another witness tells MyNews13. "I figured somebody was shooting somebody. It's going on all the time now." (More mall shooting stories.)

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