1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

One person was killed and two were injured in a mall shooting in the U.S. state of Florida, media reports said on Saturday.

He said no one was being sought in connection with the shooting.

The person killed is believed to be the shooter, who committed suicide after opening fire, police said.

Jesus Reyes, a currency analyst who trains regularly at Equinox, said he was taking a shower there after his workout when he heard the gunshots.

The scene at The Shops at Merrick Park, located at 358 San Lorenzo Avenue in Coral Gables, Florida.

"It appears to be an ex-employee, managerial dispute that triggered this shooting", Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said. A former Miami city commissioner and client of Wilson's says Wilson was the most popular trainer at the gym.

General manager Tim Hartog said patrons ran inside and hid under tables while others rushed out the back door before police placed the restaurant on lockdown.

The shooting occurred around 1pm at the Shops at Merrick Park mall. "The entire mall is locked down and the road in front is closed too".

"I saw an African American guy, very tall, with a black shirt and black shorts", she said.

A call to Equinox was forwarded to the Brickell location of the fitness where a woman said: "I'm not sorry we're not taking any calls from the media". "Out of respect for them and our entire Equinox family, we will refrain from commenting further until it is appropriate to do so", the statement said.

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