Woman, child and gunman dead in South Florida supermarket shooting, police say

Police believe a man shot and killed a woman and a child under the age of 2 before killing himself at a Publix supermarket in South Florida Thursday morning, CBS affiliate WPEC-TV reports. Police haven’t released the identities of the victims or the gunman.

The shooting happened inside a Publix in Royal Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. Sheriff’s deputies found all three people dead from gunshot wounds when they arrived at the store.

Deputies responded to the shooting at 11:40 a.m. local time, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera told reporters. They found the three bodies near the store’s produce area, she said.

“We’re trying to determine what led up to the shooting,” she said. “We’re talking to witnesses. We’re reviewing video.”

The sheriff’s office said the shooting wasn’t an active shooter situation.

In a statement, Publix said that it was cooperating with law enforcement and couldn’t confirm any additional information.

“Our thoughts are with those who are impacted by this tragedy,” the company said.

Publix has more than 800 stores in Florida, according to its website.

Law enforcement respond to a shooting at a Publix supermarket in South Florida on Thursday, June 10, 2021, as seen in this video screengrab.

CBS affiliate WPEC-TV

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