Officials said the suspect killed himself
A man suspected of fatally shooting a grandmother and her 1-year-old grandson inside a Florida grocery store before pointing a gun at himself on Thursday has been identified as Timothy J. Made as Wall.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Wall had no known links to the victims. They are probing his motive.
All three were declared brought dead at the scene.
Royal Palm Beach is about 15 miles from Palm Beach.
The shooting took place late Thursday night at a public strip mall in Royal Palm Beach and sent shoppers running away from the store.
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“I heard, ‘They’re shooting! Shopkeeper Juan Garcia said Palm Beach Post. He said an employee told him to run. “I was scared. It’s sad because everything happened so fast. Everyone was running, some employees were crying.”
The sheriff’s office said the identities of the victims would not be released because the family enforced Marcy’s law, which allows victims of crimes to block information that could be used to prevent or harass them or their families from being made public to be done.
Sheriff’s spokesman Teri Barbera told Granthshala News the boy would have turned two at the end of the month.
“Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy,” the public said in a statement. The company said it is cooperating with law enforcement but declined further comment. Publix is Florida’s largest grocery chain and has more than 1,200 stores in the southern United States.
The sheriff’s office said the supermarket would remain closed until Saturday.