Shoppers who fled a Publix store in Florida after a gunman opened fire on Thursday – killing a woman and her one-year-old grandson before turning the gun on him – were fortunate enough to come back on the scene Friday morning to collect their belongings, police said.
The Public Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) has allowed all shoppers who were at the Royal Palm Beach Publix store during Thursday morning’s shooting to return anytime between 9 a.m. and noon Friday to collect their belongings, the department announced on Twitter.
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Just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Timothy J. Wall, 55, allegedly shot a woman and her grandson, who was just under 2, before turning the gun on him, police said. The Publix grocery store is located in a shopping center that also houses restaurants and shops.
The identity of the victims will not be disclosed because the family invoked Marsy’s law, which prevents the police from making public any information relating to victims of crime.
The sheriff’s office initially said investigators believed the shooter and the victims knew each other. Later Thursday, a spokesperson for PBSO said there was “no known motive or relationship between the shooter and the victims.”
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Detectives are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting. Authorities said the store will remain closed until Saturday.
Louis Casiano and Brie Stimson of Fox News contributed to this report.