Second fatal Florida shopping center shooting in 2 days

Authorities in Florida said they're investigating the second targeted shooting in as many days, just kilometers apart and both at shopping centers.

The News-Press reported 41-year-old Torre Deontray Fulcher and 43-year-old William Allen Merrill III were fatally shot by a high-calibre rifle at the Sungold Plaza strip mall in Fort Myers on Wednesday night. 

Fort Myers police said Fulcher was declared dead when they arrived at a nearby hospital, and Merrill died Thursday morning.

The shooting occurred a day after two men were shot and killed at the Bell Tower Shops, an outdoor mall nine kilometres away. 

A woman remained hospitalized from that shooting.

Investigators didn't believe the shootings are connected. 

No arrests had been reported in either shooting. 

 

 

-With files from The Associated Press