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3 dead in shooting at Florida shopping plaza

Rachida Harper Skinner, The Palm Beach Post on

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ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. — Three people are dead following a shooting at a Publix Super Market in Royal Palm Beach on Thursday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

It did not immediately identify any of the three people. PBSO said the three deaths included a man, a woman and a child. It said the gunman was one of the fatalities.

PBSO said the shooting took place inside the store just after 11:30 a.m. It did not detail the relationship between the threee people.

Multiple patrol cars arrived at The Crossroads shopping center at Okeechobee and Royal Palm Beach boulevards shortly before noon. A PBSO helicopter hovered in the air above the store.


A Palm Beach County Fire Rescue vehicle also was at the scene.

PBSO tweeted shortly after the incident: "Detectives are investigating a shooting that took place INSIDE Publix in RPB. Upon arrival deputies located three individuals deceased from gunshot wounds, one adult male, one adult female and one child. The shooter is one of the deceased. This was NOT an active shooter situation."

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