Three people are dead, including a toddler, following a shooting inside a Publix Supermarket in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday afternoon. The suspect is one of the deceased, as 55-year-old Timothy J. Wall from Royal Palm Beach. No motive of the crime or relationship between the gunman and the victims is known by authorities. The sheriff’s office said the youngest victim would have turned 2 years old at the end of the month. The shooting happened inside the store near the produce section. The Publix shoppers who frequent this plaza at Royal Palm Beach Boulevard and Okeechobee Boulevard are in disbelief. „Everyone was running”, they say.
A statement was released by Publix: We can confirm that there was an incident at our Publix store located at 1180 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. earlier today. Our thoughts are with those who are impacted by this tragedy. We are cooperating with the local law enforcement.” The woman and child killed were identified as a grandmother and grandson. No names have been released. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are currently on scene investigating this shooting. They were speaking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance video.Authorities are still trying to identify the man. Royal Palm Beach is home to approximately 40,000 people about 50 miles from Fort Lauderdale and north of Wellington.