New Jersey Shopping Plaza Shooting Leaves Three Dead

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Ex-Marine Suspected in New Jersey Pathmark Killings (ABC News)

Three people died early this morning, including an alleged gunman who apparently killed himself, after a shooting inside a New Jersey shopping plaza.

Police in New Jersey responded to shots inside a Pathmark supermarket on Route 9 in Old Bridge, N.J., at 4 a.m.

"This is the worst phone call a mayor can receive," Mayor Owen Henry told of the information he obtained about 6:30 a.m. "You can prepare for these things but you can't prevent them."

The suspect has been identified as a man in his 20s who was a current or former employee, WABC-TV reported. There's no word on his motive.

Authorities believe the man killed two before turning the gun on himself, according to WABC.

Several employees were inside the store, which was preparing to open at 6 a.m. Two windows near the entrance to the Pathmark were shot out.

Numerous employees were taken across the street to a T.G.I. Friday's and many are being treated for trauma at waiting ambulances.

The scene is now under control, according to WABC, and there are emergency responders in the plaza parking lot who have been standing in front of the store for the past hour.

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