A young man. A powerful weapon. And a crowded public space. Those are the hallmarks of the now grimly familiar routine of mass shootings in the United States. And when Richard Shoop walked into the Garden State Plaza mall in northern New Jersey on Monday night, shoppers who saw him thought that they were about to find themselves in the midst of another massacre.
The man suspected of opening fire in a New Jersey mall on Monday night has been found dead, CNN reported. According to The Star-Ledger, the body was discovered inside a Foot Locker store at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. Law enforcement sources told the newspaper that the suspect had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Shooting reported at Garden State Plaza mall in Bergen County. No reports of injuries at this time.