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Fla. authorities find Publix shooter posted about killing people on Facebook, declared bankruptcy

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - JUNE 10: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s crime scene tape is seen outside of a Publix supermarket where a woman, child and a man were found shot to death on June 10, 2021 in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Law enforcement officials continue to investigate the crime scene for clues as to why the shooting occurred. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - JUNE 10: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s crime scene tape is seen outside of a Publix supermarket where a woman, child and a man were found shot to death on June 10, 2021 in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Law enforcement officials continue to investigate the crime scene for clues as to why the shooting occurred. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s crime scene tape is seen outside of a Publix supermarket. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:11 PM PT – Saturday, June 12, 2021

Authorities have released new information on the gunman who killed a grandmother and her 23-month-old grandson inside a Florida Publix on Thursday.

In a press conference on Friday, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department said the gunman identified as Timothy J. Wall, 55, had posted on Facebook that he wanted to kill people and children.

Authorities added, Wall had declared bankruptcy earlier this year after falling deeply into debt and battling mental health issues.

“The real sad part of this, other than the fact that two people are dead, is that there was a chance this could be stopped. You know why,” asked Bradshaw. “The reason is he’s on Facebook. He has said, I want to kill people and children.”

In the meantime, the sheriff’s department still has not found any connection between the gunman and the victims.

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