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One person is dead and two others hospitalized after a shooting at the Melbourne Square Mall.
It happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the mall’s food court area at1700 W. New Haven Ave.
Cmdr. Vince Pryce said said one of the three victims is believed to be the shooter. However, the relationship between the victims is not yet known.
“We started hearing ‘pop, pop,'” said Elizabeth Tickle, who was inside the mall. “I figured somebody was shooting somebody. It’s going on all the time now. (How many pop pops did you think you heard?) I think about six. It was a lot. It was a lot.”
The mall will be closed for the day as police investigate the shooting.
Any witnesses are asked to meet investigators in front of the mall’s food court entrance. Also, any family members who need information can meet an officer at the main bus stop on the mall’s west side.
Officers from West Melbourne and Palm Bay police departments are on the scene, along with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
No other details are known at this time.
By Jerry Hume, Greg Pallone, and Lena Vargas