Police suspect the shooting stems from a domestic dispute.
It happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at 1700 W. New Haven Ave.
Police said 57-year-old Jose Garcia-Rodriguez, of Palm Bay, entered the mall with three handguns and loads of ammunition.
They said he shot his wife, 33-year-old Idanerys Garcia-Rodriguez, and then shot 36-year-old Leonardo Coppola, of West Melbourne, before shooting himself. Investigators believe Jose Garcia-Rodriguez died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
At last check, Idanerys remains in stable condition.
Initial reports indicate Coppola was attempting to move Idanerys Garcia-Rodriguez out of the way when he was shot. Coppola was the owner/operator of a restaurant in the mall's food court, police said.
For those who shop or work near the mall, the shooting is unsettling.
“When I saw that it was crazy, like I couldn’t believe that happened, over here in Melbourne, at the mall of all places,” said Richard Bennett, a shopper.
“It’s shocking, that it happened so close to home, where you work and stuff,” said Mike Oswald.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting.
About 100 people, mostly employees and walkers, were inside when the gunfire broke out.
Any witnesses are asked to call the Melbourne Police Department at (321) 608-6731.
Also, if you left your vehicle in the mall parking lot or belongings inside the mall, call Melbourne Square mall security at (321) 952-0583.