Shooting at Florida mall leaves two dead, one hurt: police

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(Reuters) - Two people died and another was injured in a shooting at a shopping mall in Melbourne, Florida, early on Saturday, said police, who gave no immediate details about a motive for the incident.

The person wounded at Melbourne Square mall on Florida's east coast was in good condition Saturday afternoon, police said.

A police spokesman did not confirm whether the shooter had died. Earlier, police had said the shooter was contained after reports of shots being fired inside the mall around 9:30 a.m., prompting authorities to evacuate it and close it for the day.

Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan told the Florida Today newspaper the shooting was sparked by a domestic dispute between a woman who worked at the mall's food court and her husband.

Meehan, who was briefed by police, said after the man shot his wife, one of the woman's co-workers tried to wrestle the gun away and also was shot.

(Reporting by Irene Klotz; Additional reporting and writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing byAlison Williams and James Dalgleish)

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