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

(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.

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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. (Read more New Jersey stories.)

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