Two Dead as Gunman Opens Fire in Florida Mall Food Court

PHOTO: Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a shooting at the Melbourne Square Mall on Jan 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Fla.Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today/AP Photo
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a shooting at the Melbourne Square Mall on 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

Two people were killed in a possible domestic violence shooting at a shopping mall southeast of Orlando Saturday morning, authorities confirm.

A gunman opened fire near the food court area of the Melbourne Square Mall in Melbourne, Florida, around 9:30 a.m., according to Melbourne Police.

Two people are dead including the alleged shooter, identified as Jose Garcia Rodriguez, 57, of Palm Bay, police said in a press conference today. Rodriguez's gunshot wound may have been self-inflicted, according to police.

One person was injured, police said, identified as the alleged shooter's wife, Ida Garcia, 33. She was hospitalized and listed in good condition.

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The shooting may have stemmed from a domestic violence incident, according to police.

Multiple shots were fired and the shooter had several pockets full of ammunition, police said. Three handguns were recovered at the scene.

The police added that the mall was temporarily closed and officers cleared the complex store by store.

Daniel Timothy, a manager at a restaurant next to the mall, says it's a "great relief" police have contained the shooter.

"We were on edge," Timothy said. "It's a great relief and you know now we can open for business."

Police did not report a possible motive. The investigation is ongoing.

Police say the mall plans to reopen Sunday.