Gunman shoots two before killing himself in New Jersey (Second Lead)

August 31st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) A gunman entered a New Jersey supermarket early Friday morning and killed two workers before taking his own life, according to local media reports.

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.

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