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Bankrupt, unemployed shooter killed grandmother, toddler at Florida supermarket yesterday

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department (PBSO) report that a 55-year-old man was responsible for shooting a one year old toddler, his grandmother, and then himself to death inside a busy Publix Supermarket in Florida.

Court records reveal that the shooter had a myriad of personal problems: His ex-wife filed for divorce in 2017, he was just granted a bankruptcy discharge on April 28, 2021, and was facing eviction from the home he was living in. A letter the shooter wrote to the court in 2019 reveals he was indigent, in poor health and out of work.

Screen shot curtesy of WPTV-7, Miami

This appears to have been a completely random act of violence inside a workplace, leaving employees and customers traumatized.

According to PBSO, the shooter had no relationship to his victims, The names of the two victims have not been released.

Publix has made grief counselors available to store employees.



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