ON Thursday, June 10, a gunman stormed into a Publix grocery store in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and killed three people, including himself.
The gunman, who has now been identified as Timothy Wall, was discovered deceased on the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, WPLG reported.
Publix shooting: Who is Timothy Wall?
Timothy Wall is the alleged triggerman behind the Publix grocery store shooting on June 10 that left three dead – including himself.
Wall was born on December 6, 1965, in New York. He moved to Florida after marrying his Argentinian wife in Boynton Beach in 2003.
According to NBC Miami, their marriage ended in divorce after 15 years.
He and his ex-wife are parents of a 14-year-old daughter – the outlet reported citing court records.
According to police, Wall, 55, pulled out his handgun and killed a toddler and the child’s grandmother inside a Palm Beach County Publix store.
Wall – who was a temporary laborer on a construction crew – was struggling to make ends meet and was barely staying afloat financially, the news outlet reported.
The owner of the construction business told NBC Miami Wall lasted about three weeks at the company, and quit after he “found something else”.
According to NBC Miami, in January, Wall filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition claiming he had only $6,000 in assets and $215,000 in liabilities and was earning just $2,165 a month.
Wall confirmed having $27 in the bank, $742 worth in Bitcoin, and a 45 caliber firearm he claimed was worth $300.
In April, his bankruptcy petition was granted, discharging almost all of his debt, including more than $4,000 in credit card charges he owed Bank of America, the media outlet reported.
What are the names of the victims killed?
The names of the grandmother and her grandson won’t be released after the family invoked Marsy’s Law.
Under the legislation, information that could be used to locate or harass victims or their families is not disclosed to the public.
It’s reported that the woman and the toddler were related.
The one-year-old was to celebrate his second birthday at the end of the month, CBS12 reports.
Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said there is “no known motive or relationship between the gunman and the victims”.
What did witnesses say about the shooting?
Juan Guardia was shopping at the supermarket at the time of the incident.
He told The Palm Beach Post: “I was scared. It’s sad because everything happened fast. Everyone was running. Some employees were crying.”
Resident Tracey Cohron said: “I’ve been here for 20 years and I can’t believe this is happening.”
Ron Glassman, a stress management consultant, said people were “very shaken” as around 50 customers ran out of the supermarket yelling “there’s a shooter”.
He said: “It was pretty chaotic.”
Customer Lynn Waterman told the Sun-Sentinel that she was paying for her shopping when she heard what she initially mistook as popping balloons.
A spokeswoman for the supermarket said, “our thoughts are with those who are impacted by this tragedy” and the store is cooperating with local police.
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