Former Marine Kills 2 in Supermarket Shooting
31 Aug, 2012
OLD BRIDGE,NJ — Three people are dead after an employee carrying two guns entered the Pathmark in Old Bridge and killed two workers before taking his own life this morning.
The apparently disgruntled worker entered the store around 4 a.m. and shot two people and then himself, Old Bridge mayor Owen Henry confirmed.
“This is the worst phone call a mayor can receive,” Henry said of the information he obtained about 6:30 a.m. “You can prepare for these things but you can’t prevent them.”
The gunman, an ex-Marine, had been working at the store for about two weeks, Henry said. The man, whom he did not identify, had been working at the store Thursday night but left and came back a short time later. He was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and an automatic pistol. The gunman died of a self-inflicted wounds.
Police removed a number of Pathmark employees and brought them to chairs outside the nearby TGIF restaurant along Route 9 near the Sayreville border. Owen confirmed that several store windows were also shot out but it was uncertain how that happened.
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