Man With AK-47 Kills 2, Himself at NJ Market
Gunman confronted employees before 4am; reportedly killed himself
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2012 7:09 AM CDT
Updated Aug 31, 2012 10:50 AM CDT
At least three people are dead, including the suspected gunman, in a supermarket shooting in Old Bridge, NJ.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A disgruntled employee shot and killed two people and then himself early this morning at a New Jersey supermarket, the Star-Ledger reports. The shooting took place around 4am, after the alleged shooter, 23, got into an argument with his co-workers at the closed store. He went out to his car and returned with an AK-47 and an automatic pistol. He fired off 16 rounds, and had multiple magazines of ammunition, CNN reports.

There were 12 to 14 workers in the store at the time, and many fled to the back of the store to escape. "I believe everyone in the store was a target," a county prosecutor says. The suspect was an ex-Marine identified as Terence Tyler, and he may have had a history of depression or mental illness, a law enforcement source tells NBC New York. The victims included an 18-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man.

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obviousmrmoopants
Sep 3, 2012 5:53 AM CDT
Forget about the guns, the common denominator in these stories is that all have outstanding mental issues. Fix your healthcare 'merica.
BCS
Aug 31, 2012 10:36 PM CDT
"AK-47 and an automatic pistol" There are no automatic pistols unless he got it off the black market. "I believe everyone in the store was a target," a county prosecutor says. The victims were an 18 year old girl and and a 24 year old guy." Sounds like the target was very specific, the girl he wanted, and the guy that got her. sensationalism at it's best. Mark Russel should do an article on why places like Mexico and Chicago that have gun bans, also have so much gun violence.
lahoud
Aug 31, 2012 10:05 PM CDT
Chris Christie: "Dead guy in a supermarket? More pork ribs for me!"