Two people were killed in a grocery store stick-up in Delray Beach, Florida, Sunday morning.
Two men wearing bandanas over their faces and carrying semi-automatic handguns entered Community Market, located at 945 W. Atlantic Ave., began shooting at customers and employees a little before 6 am. After the two victims were hit, the gunmen demanded money from the register and pistol whipped an employee. They made off with an undetermined amount of cash.
The victims — one in his 50s and the other in his 60s — were regular customers of the store, according to the Sun Sentinel. One died at the scene; the other died an hour and a half later at Delray Medical Center.
One gunman was described as being 5-foot-6, thin, wearing a dark jacket and dark hat with a red bill. The other man was described as a slightly taller man wearing a light gray jacket and dark shorts. Both men are considered armed and very dangerous.
Officer Jeffrey Messer said the behavior of the gunmen was “strikingly similar” to a robbery that had taken place two blocks away just hours before the grocery store hold-up. Two men similarly dressed entered a store at 1130 W. Atlantic Ave. and began shooting, but no one was injured.
Grocery store owners and residents told WPTV that it was devastating and upsetting that people were dying for nothing. Neighborhood organizers are planning to hold community meetings “to get a handle on the violence.”
The names of the victims of the Community Market shooting have not been released, and police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.