New Jersey police searching for gunman inside Paramus shopping mall

By NJ.com
Monday, November 4, 2013 22:21 EDT
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Shooting reported at Garden State Plaza mall (via NJ.com)

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]

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