New Jersey police searching for gunman inside Paramus shopping mall
PARAMUS — Police are reportedly responding to reports of a possible shooting at the Garden State Plaza mall in Bergen County tonight. Shots were fired inside the mall shortly after it closed for the night at about 9:30 p.m., according to a report…
UPDATE, 11:06 p.m.: The Paramus Patch reported that there were no injuries in the incident, quoting a Bergen County spokesperson. WABC-TV corroborated the report, quoting Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera. WABC also reported that authorities believe the suspected shooter “has left the mall.”
Update, 11:51 p.m. EST: WCBS-TV reported on Twitter that multiple bullet casings were found at the scene. The mall remains locked down and the suspected shooter is still at large.
WPIX-TV also posted an interview with a witness who described the suspect as wearing black body armor and carrying a rifle.
“He walked right past the movers, told them, ‘I’m not gonna hurt you,’ [and] kept walking in,” the witness said.
WPIX’s video can be seen below.
[Image via Agence France-Presse]