Two Killed, Wife Wounded By Palm Bay Man

By  //  January 17, 2015

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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.

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m.

Melbourne Police Commander and spokesman Vince Pryce has identified the suspected shooter as Jose Garcia Rodriguez, 57, of Palm Bay, Florida.

MELBOURNE-SHOOTING-5Among the victims is 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.

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UPDATE: 1 p.m.

It has now been reported that two are dead and one wounded in the shooting Saturday morning at the Melbourne Square Mall. 

One of the three victims is believed to be the shooter, according to Melbourne Police Commander Vince Pryce.

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UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

Police and mall officials are requesting witnesses to meet investigators in front the mall food court entrance or call 321-608-6731.

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Police confirmed one is dead and two wounded as multiple shots were fired. The mall is closed but has been secured. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Any family members needing info can meet the police officer at the main bus stop on the west side of the mall.

Law enforcement officials on scene include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Departments.

Police confirmed one is dead and two wounded as multiple shots were fired. The mall is closed but has been secured, according to police.

The wounded victims were taken to the hospital and their condition is unknown at this time.

Aaron A. Belka, 41, of Melbourne was struck and killed by a train Saturday night, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

According to Melbourne Police Commander Vince Pryce, one of the three victims is believed to be the shooter, but said the relationship between the victims is unknown at this time.

According to Melbourne Police Commander Vince Pryce, one of the three victims is believed to be the shooter, but said the relationship between the victims is unknown at this time.

A store manager at Journeys who witnessed the incident told Space Coast Daily that about 10 shots were fired and that they believed the suspect shooter was dead.

There is no report at this time on what type of firearm was used in the shooting.

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ORIGINAL REPORT: 10:15 a.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA  – Witnesses report that the Melbourne Square Mall has been locked down and police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the food court on Saturday morning at about 9:30 a.m.

An unconfirmed preliminary report by witnesses reported that one person is dead and two wounded at the mall located at 1700 W. New Haven Ave.

According to the Melbourne Police Department, the shooter is now contained and officers are clearing the mall store by store.

Police have requested that store employees of mall stores leave through their store’s back door.

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Law enforcement officials on scene include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Departments. (SpaceCoastDaily.com/Zach Clark image)

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Law enforcement officials on scene include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Departments. (SpaceCoastDaily.com/Zach Clark image)

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Law enforcement officials on scene include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Departments. (SpaceCoastDaily.com/Zach Clark image)

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Law enforcement officials on scene include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Departments. (SpaceCoastDaily.com/Zach Clark image)

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Law enforcement officials on scene include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Departments. (SpaceCoastDaily.com/Zach Clark image)

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Law enforcement officials on scene include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, West Melbourne Police Department and the Palm Bay Police Departments. (SpaceCoastDaily.com/Zach Clark image)

 

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