Two Dead, One Wounded In Melbourne Mall Shooting
By Space Coast Daily // January 18, 2015
JOSE GARCIA RODRIGUEZ IDENTIFIED AS SHOOTER
ABOVE VIDEO: Melbourne Police Chief Steve Mimbs provides a update during a press conference about the shooting at Melbourne Square Mall on Saturday morning.
ABOVE VIDEO: Melbourne Police Commander Vince Pryce provides a first report during a press conference about the shooting at Melbourne Square Mall shooting on Saturday at about 9:30 a.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Two men are dead and one woman was wounded in the Saturday morning shooting at Melbourne Square Mall.
Melbourne Police Commander and spokesman Vince Pryce has identified the suspected shooter as Jose Garcia Rodriguez, 57, of Palm Bay, Florida.
Among the victims was Rodriguez’s wife, 33-year-old Ida Garcia, of Palm Bay, who is listed in good condition at the hospital.
The male victim, who died of his wounds, has not been identified at this time.
According to police, Rodriguez shot Garcia and the male victim before shooting himself dead.
The police recovered three handguns at the scene, and said Rodriguez’s pockets were full with ammunition.
In addition to the Melbourne Police Department, law enforcement agencies on scene included the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Departments.
The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. in the mall’s food court.
A store manager at Journeys who witnessed the incident told Space Coast Daily that about 10 shots were fired.
The police began receiving 9-1-1 calls that reported shots fired on Saturday morning about 9:30 a.m., immediately locked the mall down, and evacuated the employees.
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