Gunman shoots two before killing himself in New Jersey


Washington : A gunman entered a New Jersey supermarket early Friday morning and killed two workers before taking his own life, according to local media reports.

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The apparently disgruntled worker entered the Pathmark store in Old Bridge, a suburb about 25 miles from New York, around 4 a.m. and shot two people and then himself, New Jersey Star-Ledger reported citing Old Bridge mayor Owen Henry.

“This is the worst phone call a mayor can receive,” Henry was quoted as saying of the information he obtained about 6.30 a.m. “You can prepare for these things but you can’t prevent them.”

Police removed a number of Pathmark employees and brought them to chairs outside the nearby TGIF restaurant along Route 9 near the Sayreville border, Star-Ledger said.

Henry, it said, confirmed that several store windows were also shot out but it was uncertain how that happened.

America has witnessed a string of shootings in recent times.

On Aug 14, a shooting incident near the Texas A&M University campus left three people, including the gunman, dead and four wounded.

That incident came just a week after a white supremacist gunman, Wade Michael Page, killed six worshippers at a Wisconsin gurdwara and less than a month after James Holmes, 24, killed 12 people and wounded 58 during the midnight premiere screening of “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, July 20.