3 dead in murder-suicide outside north Florida restaurant

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead following a murder-suicide at a north Florida restaurant.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Sgt. Hancel Woods said the victims were found dead in the parking lot of Corky Bell’s Seafood and Steaks on Wednesday night.

Deputies had responded to reports of gunfire outside the restaurant in East Palatka.

Woods told the Florida Times-Union it “quickly unfolded that it was a domestic-related murder-suicide.”

The names of the victims have not been released.

Customers inside the restaurant were placed on locking after the 6:50 p.m. shooting. Deputies walked customers to their cars when the lockdown was lifted about 8:30 p.m.

No further details were immediately available.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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