One dead, two injured, in Florida mall shooting

One dead, two injured, in Florida mall shooting

One person has been killed and two others injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in central Florida, US police said.

Commander Vince Pryce, of Melbourne Police, said the two injured people were taken to hospital.

Police tweeted that the “shooter is contained” and that officers were clearing the Melbourne Square Mall store by store.

Mr Pryce said it was not clear if the suspect was dead or one of the injured.

No other information was immediately available.

The shooting happened before the mall opened at 10am.

Mall officials posted a statement to Facebook saying the centre would be closed until further notice as police investigate.

Local television news broadcasts showed yellow police tape stretched across a mall entrance and the car park.

Melbourne resident Donna Evans said she was in the food court when she heard gunfire about 20ft-25ft (6m-7.5m) away.

“We had just gotten our food to sit down by Starbucks and Chik-fil-A, and you just hear the ’pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop’ and you just drop everything and your body just makes you run,” she told Florida Today.

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