3 Dead in NJ Supermarket Shooting

The shooter, who was an employee, killed two co-workers and himself, police say.

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The Associated Press is reporting that three people are dead this morning after a New Jersey supermarket employee shot and killed two co-workers before turning the gun on himself. Police say the shooter may have had a history of depression and mental illness:

Police said the shooting happened Friday just before 4 a.m. inside a Pathmark grocery store on Route 9 in Old Bridge, N.J., a suburb about 25 miles from New York.

The victims were an 18-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, both from Old Bridge. The gunman, Terence S. Tyler, was 23 years old. All three were working the night shift at the Pathmark with 12 to 14 other employees. The store was closed at the time, scheduled to open at 6 a.m.

Police believe the suspect may have gotten into an argument with a coworker at the Pathmark before he allegedly left the store around 3:30 a.m., and retrieved an AK-47 and a handgun from his car.

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