The suspect has been identified as 55-year-old Timothy J. as the Wall; The families of the victims have applied Marcy’s Law
Shoppers fleeing a Florida Publics store after a gunman killed a woman and her 1-year-old grandson on Thursday had a chance to return to the scene on Friday morning to retrieve their belongings. Police said.
The department announced on Twitter that the Public Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) has asked any shoppers present at the Royal Palm Beach Publics store during Thursday morning’s shooting to pick up their personal items between 9 a.m. and noon Friday allowed to return at any time.
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Police have said that after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, 55-year-old Timothy J. Wall allegedly shot a woman and her grandson, who was just 2 years old. The Publix grocery store is located in a strip mall that also houses restaurants and stores.
The identities of the victims will not be released because the family enforces Marcy’s law, which prohibits law enforcement from making public any information related to crime victims.
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The sheriff’s office initially said investigators believed the shooter and victim knew each other. Later on Thursday, a PBSO spokesman said there was “no known motive or connection between the gunman and the victims.”
Detectives are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting. Officials have said the store will remain closed till Saturday.
Granthshala News’ Louis Cassiano and Brie Stimson contributed to this report.