1 Dead, 2 Wounded in Melbourne, FL, Mall Shooting


One person is dead and two are injured after gunfire erupted early on Saturday at a mall in Melbourne, Florida, police said.

“At this time, we believe the situation is contained,” said Melbourne police commander Vince Pryce.

Police did not say whether the shooter was dead. Earlier, they had said the shooter was contained after gunfire prompted authorities to evacuate Melbourne Square mall on Florida’s east coast.

Pryce said all three people involved in the shooting were found in the same part of the mall. The relationship between them was not immediately clear.

Television station WESH reported the shooting happened in the shopping center’s food court after 9 a.m., citing a witness who said two people were injured before the gunman shot himself.

Pryce said the mall would remain closed for the day, as police continued to search stores to make sure everyone had gotten out safely.

(Reporting by Irene Klotz; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Alison Williams)


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