Florida police say 2 dead, 1 injured in mall shooting

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MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida man wounded his wife in a shooting at a mall food court that left two dead.

Melbourne Police Cmdr. Vince Pryce says 57-year-old Jose Garcia Rodriguez of Palm Bay died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday at the Melbourne Square Mall.

Pryce says Garcia’s 33-year-old wife Ida was hospitalized in good condition.

Another man also died in the shooting. His name wasn’t released, and Pryce said his relationship to the Garcias remained under investigation.

Pryce says three guns were recovered and Garcia had “several pockets full of ammunition.”

Police say about 100 people were in the mall preparing to open stores when officers responded to reports of multiple gunshots around 9:30 a.m.

The mall was evacuated and remained closed Saturday.

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