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PBSO: Grandmother, Toddler Dead in Royal Palm Publix Shooting

Multiple Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting inside the Publix Supermarket located at 1180 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. in the Crossroads Shopping Center late Thursday morning. Three people, including a woman and small child are dead from gunshot wounds. The shooter is also dead though police say it was not a mass shooting event. “There is no known motive or relationship between the gunman and the victims,” PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a news release Thursday night. “However, detectives are still investigating.” The names of the victims have not been released however the woman was identified as the child’s grandmother. Their relationship to the shooter is not known. The gunman was identified as Timothy J. Wall, 55, of Royal Palm Beach. The victims’ names will not be released because of Marsy’s Law, Barbera said. Barbera said when deputies arrived, they found three people dead from gunshot wounds near the produce area of the store. The area is currently roped off with police tape as deputies investigate and employees from the store have been evacuated. The Publix is still closed and considered a crime scene, but shoppers who ran from the gunfire and left personal items behind can claim them today. Motorists are asked to avoid the area of Royal Palm Beach Blvd. and Okeechobee Blvd. This is a developing story.