Friday Aug 31, 201212:32 PM GMT
Fatal US shooting at New Jersey supermarket
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:31PM
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At least three people have died in a shooting at a New Jersey supermarket early Friday, a law enforcement official said.

 

The person believed to be the shooter is among the dead, a law enforcement official briefed on the shooting said.

 

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the shooting took place in a different jurisdiction.

 

The shooting happened in the overnight hours inside a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, a suburb about 25 miles from New York, the official said. The store was closed at the time and was scheduled to open at 6 a.m. AP

 

HIGHLIGHTS

The Pathmark grocery shop was closed at the time but several workers were reported to be inside stacking shelves. BBC

 

Numerous employees were taken across the street to a T.G.I. Friday's. abcnews

 

Old Bridge mayor Owen Henry told the local Star-Ledger newspaper that the gunman - reportedly a disgruntled worker - had entered the store around 04:00 local time (23:00 GMT Thursday) and shot two people, before turning the gun on himself. BBC

 

The scene is now under control, according to WABC, and there are emergency responders in the plaza parking lot who have been standing in front of the store for the past hour. abcnews

 

New Jersey Transit closed its nearby park-and-ride lot and told riders that they could park in other park-and-ride lots or could ride the North Jersey Coast rail line. AP

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