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Two dead in US shopping mall shooting

Law enforcement including the FBI respond to the scene of a shooting at the Melbourne Square Mall on Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Fla. Melbourne Police have confirmed that the shooting Saturday morning at the mall has left two people dead and one injured from a gunshot wound. Police say the injured victim is hospitalized in stable condition and cooperating with investigators. After responding to reports around 9:30 a.m. of multiple shots fired inside the mall, police tweeted that the "shooter is contained." (AP Photo/Florida Today, Malcolm Denemark)  NO SALES ORG XMIT: FLROC102
Law enforcement including the FBI respond to the scene of a shooting at the Melbourne Square Mall on Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Fla. Melbourne Police have confirmed that the shooting Saturday morning at the mall has left two people dead and one injured from a gunshot wound. Police say the injured victim is hospitalized in stable condition and cooperating with investigators. After responding to reports around 9:30 a.m. of multiple shots fired inside the mall, police tweeted that the “shooter is contained

(AA) – Two people were killed and another wounded during a shooting at a shopping mall in the U.S. state of Florida on Saturday, according to authorities.

The shooting at the Melbourne Square Mall began at approximately 9.30 a.m. (GMT1430) when a gunman opened fire on his wife and another victim before turning the gun on himself.

The gunman, identified as Jose Garcia Rodriguez, 57, and the other unidentified man were pronounced dead at the scene. Rodriguez’s wife, 33-year-old Ida Garcia, survived and remains in good condition at a local hospital, Melbourne Police Commander and spokesman Vince Pryce said during a press conference.

“This is a tragic event, and I am sending prayers to the family,” said Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan.

The mall, about 7 miles (11 kilometers) southeast of Orlando, was closed for the remainder of Saturday but is expected to reopen Sunday, local News 13 website reported.