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Child among 3 dead in Florida shooting

Three people are dead after a shooting at a Publix in Royal Palm Beach Florida on Thursday Three people are dead after a shooting at a Publix in Royal Palm Beach Florida on Thursday
Deanna Wagner | 10 June, 2021, 23:50

Three people including a child were killed in a shooting inside a Publix supermarket chain store in southeastern U.S. state Florida on Thursday, local media reported.

Spokesperson Teri Barbera for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said that the incident was not an active shooter situation. Their identities have not been disclosed.

Melissa McKinley, Commissioner of Palm Beach County, said the deceased child was a toddler.

A shooting inside a Florida supermarket Thursday left three people dead, including the shooter, authorities said.

Other information was not immediately available. This is an aggressive police investigation and no additional details can be confirmed.

Deputies told Scripps station WPTV, the shooting at the store at the corner of Royal Palm Beach Boulevard happened just after 11:30 a.m. ET. "This was NOT an active shooter situation".

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WPTV-Chopper TV's 5 helicopter spotted 15 to 20 Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office vehicles approaching the business, according to WPTV-TV.

Royal Palm Beach is a village of about 40,000 people, according to Census Bureau data.

Deputies discovered three people, one adult male, one adult female, and one youngster, dead from gunshot wounds when they arrived.

Joey Mendoza, 62, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he was pulling into the store's parking lot when he saw the large police presence surrounding the building.

This is a developing story and will be updated.