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An ex-Marine, Terence Tyler, 23, killed two coworkers and himself Friday morning after bursting through the glass windows of a closed New Jersey supermarket with an AK-47 and automatic handgun, officials said.
A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said Tyler got into an argument with coworkers, and at about 3:30 a.m., he left the store, went to his car and drove away. According to Kaplan, he returned about 20 minutes later, dressed in camoflauge clothing and holding an AK-47.
Tyler shot an employee standing outside the store, and the employee ran inside to warn his co-workers.
Tyler proceeded into the store, firing his weapon, Kaplan said.
A manager “told everyone to run, for their safety for everyone to run, so they all ran to the back, hid for a while,” said Miranda Miranda, who has worked at Pathmark, but was not there at the time of the shooting. “When the coast was clear, they left through the emergency exit.”
Dragan Jovanovic, the manager of the Staples next door to Pathmark, said the employee who fled told him Tyler threw a shopping cart through the store window, and then started shooting. More»
The Pathmark in Old Bridge, New Jersey:
a 50 minute car ride from where my poetic ass is sitting right now.
And I’ve seen this kind of thing before.
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