Shooter with assault rifle killed two and self in New Jersey supermarket

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, August 31, 2012 9:21 EDT
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A police car in Newark, New Jersey. Photo: AFP.
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Police said at least three people were killed Friday morning after a man walked into a New Jersey supermarket allegedly wearing body armor and opened fire with an AK-47, according to WPIX in New Jersey.

Police reportedly confronted man in his 20s who was a former employee of the Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, New Jersey, but he killed two individuals before turning the gun on himself. He reportedly entered the store just before 4 a.m. while employees were stocking the shelves, and no customers were inside.

The video below is from WPIX in New Jersey, broadcast Friday, August 31, 2012.


Photo: AFP

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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