US : 2 including a child killed in a shooting at a Florida grocery store

US : 2 including a child killed in a shooting at a Florida grocery store

US : 2 including a child killed in a shooting at a Florida grocery store

Two people including a child were shot dead in a grocery store in Florida on Thursday, the latest in a series of shootings in the southern US state. The shooting in which the gunman also killed himself occurred in a Publix grocery store in Royal Palm Beach, 80 miles (130 kilometres) north of Miami, police said.

“Upon arrival deputies located three individuals deceased from gunshot wounds, one adult male, one adult female and one child,” the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. “The shooter is one of the deceased.”

It was not immediately clear who the suspect was. Authorities identified the victims as a woman and her grandson, who would have turned 2 at the end of the month, and said their names would not be released at the family’s request.

On Sunday, three people were killed and five wounded at a graduation party in Miami. Two people were killed and at least 20 wounded a week earlier when three shooters fired “indiscriminately” into a crowd outside a concert in the Miami area, police said.

Mass shootings, which dipped last year with much of the country under coronavirus lockdowns, have spiked in 2021. There were at least 12 mass shootings, which left at least 11 people dead and another 69 injured, in the United States last weekend alone,